As we continue to evolve and grow as a team, we found ourselves needing a new home. In February 2020, the SALTO KS team officially moved into a brand new office in Amsterdam Nieuw-West! The premises were carefully selected: Every employee visited a number of properties and voted for the space that suited the company values and our future needs best. We landed in an office in Nieuw-West, 5 minutes from the famous Vondelpark and almost double the size of our current space.
Read on to find out more about our new home and an additional special announcement:
Much like the turn of the decade, the new offices have been designed and laid out to give employees and visitors a taste of Clay’s history and the progression of the SALTO KS future. One example of this is a deliberate mix of refurbished and recycled furniture from our current space mixed with modern, new purchases to represent a more mature scale-up and sophisticated products. Vintage & Sleek, Nostalgia & Anticipation for things to come…
The practicalities of the project
The new offices have been designed by an amazing architect firm, Optie A. Well known for their sustainable work with names such as Patagonia. This team worked with Wilma Georgeson, SALTO KS Office Manager, who supervised this entire project to ensure the space realizes it’s full KS potential.
The floor we are renting were stripped back, decorated and fitted out with calm, tactile and practical installations with some fun additions which we now finally get to unveil!
“Managing the office move has been both the scariest and most exciting project of my career so far. Having spent nearly a year with the KS family, I realize how important it is to have a working space that not only breeds creativity and hard work but also lends itself for employees to interact as friends. Role on 2020!”
– Wilma Georgeson, Office Manager at SALTO KS
Office opening party
On February 14th, (Valentine’s Day), we hosted an office opening party to officially toast to the new office and all the hard work and dedication that has gone into making this dream a reality. Most importantly, we got an opportunity to officially thank Wilma as a team on the day for pouring her heart and soul into this project and show all family and friends of the KS team the new space. Swipe through the galleries below!
Special Announcement: SALTO KS Winter Sports Trip (#BricksInTheSnow2020)
Along with the excitement of the new office, we have also been patiently awaiting the annual SALTO KS Winter Sports Trip and now it’s finally here! The trip is a tradition for the #bricks and this year we will all venture out as a team to Kaprun, Austria. This will give us some time to unwind from the whirlwind of our office move, recharge, bond as a team and be back better than ever for our fight against mechanical keys.
Please note, the Bricks will be out of the office from March 5th until March 8th! In the meantime, be sure to follow us on Instagram (@saltoks) to see all our fun in the snow.
Kaprun, here we come!
A special thanks to Shania O’Sullivan for taking great shots of the Office Opening Party.
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