6655 BA Puiflijk
Marjolein tel. +31 (0)6 304 576 95
Mijntje tel. +31 (0)6 110 507 78
Mijntje van den Berk and Marjolein Kap are both interior architects and architects. Since 2014 they have been working together as a studio KAP + BERK and they focus on designing houses, interiors, new construction, renovations, outdoor spaces, furniture and product design.
Studio KAP + BERK believes that the environment in which we live has a major impact on the way we live. They strive for designs that are clear, readable and sustainable. Aesthetics and a good finish in detail are important, but a living and working environment must above all make sense. The routing must be right, one must be able to orientate and everything needs its place. This has to do with functionality as well as with light, visibility and use of materials and colors. The emphasis is on spatiality, contrasts, relationships and lines of sight. Inside and outside are connected with each other. The aim is to balance all these aspects with each other.
For Marjolein and Mijntje, sustainability means that in addition to a conscious choice for materials and energy measures, a design is also resistant to time, in both use and design. The level of finish is always high at studio KAP + BERK. The agency combines respectfully with the old with the present and future. Modern additions and historical qualities reinforce each other through their contrast. The ambition is to create clear spaces that are livable and comfortable, that match the lifestyle of the users and also do justice to the building.
The agency ensures that every (re) construction always bears the KAP + BERK signature and at the same time reflects the identity of the client. Every design is therefore unique and personal. The more dynamic the collaboration between client and interior architect, the more powerful the result. In this context, each assignment is re-examined and solutions are sought that match the specific assignment. A pragmatic and analytical approach results on the one hand in designs that are original and authentic and on the other hand designs that conform to the situation in such a way that they seem obvious. Marjolein and Mijntje: “The beautiful reinforces the functional. If a customer says that his house or business “works” and that he enjoys the end result, our assignment is successful. “