A new dawn, A new day.....

Bekkering Adams architecten becomes:
Studio Adams & Juliette Bekkering architecten.

After 15 years of enjoying working together on many great projects, we will continue as two independent offices.

As Bekkering Adams architects we engaged on a variety of special projects such as School Campus Peer (Belgium); Head office Esprit Benelux in Amstelveen and Schuurman Group, Alkmaar; Urban ensemble ‘Bloemershof’ in Dieren; Firestation in Doetinchem; Installation ‘Form-ContraForm’ for the Biennale in Venice (Italy) and many more.

From January 2020 Monica Adams will operate under the name Studio Adams and Juliette Bekkering will combine her work at Eindhoven University of Technology (Tu/e) with her new office Juliette Bekkering architecten.

Studio Adams Juliette Bekkering architecten

  • client: Stichting Zetel
  • design: 2004 - 2005
  • design team: Juliette Bekkering, Monica Adams, Paul Michielsen. Exhibited in: Arcam Amsterdam / Ahrend Amsterdam


The chair is designed as a versatile object of desire. It is a comfortable and multifunctional chair when used, a smooth and decorative freestanding sculpture when not used. The chair is a place to retreat to, to snuggle into, to relax, to read, to write, to dream or even sleep. If not in use, all these functions are invisible. The chair then becomes a sculpture, a smooth sensual shape that is in sharp contrast with its surroundings. The exterior is of a smooth mahogany; the inside is of black padded velvet. If closed, it looks like an oyster lying on a steel plate. The shell is lifted up by means of a hydraulic system, mastered by a foot pedal. The oval shell folds open into a comfortable armchair, in which four handy tools are incorporated: a flexible reading light, a cup and plate holder, an electricity connection for lap-top and a pillow as extra head and / or armrest. The open shell offers the inhabitant a soft and luxury comfort, a cocoon in the large space.


We are an internationally operating, dynamic and versatile architectural office, looking and working with an open mind towards our future society. Founded by Juliette Bekkering and Monica Adams, we share a fascination for enhancing the urban environment. With an enthusiastic team of architects and designers we work on innovative and sustainable projects with a strong identity, defined by expressive architecture with a tactile expression of material and detail.


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