Peter Bullinga interieur
A listed building starts its new life. The original stones steal the show.
A listed building dating from the 18th Century on the Oude Boteringestraat in Groningen. The well-known publisher – Noordhoff – moved into this prominent building in 1869. The basement is dark and still retains some of its arched vaults.
WISHES OF THE CLIENT
Bring the Skins Cosmetics look & feel to this location and this city.
Groningen’s university has meant it has traditionally been home to large groups of young adults. This gives the historic city its vibrancy and casual feel. I wanted to capture this combination in the interior.
The main features will be the rough stone wall and the arched vaults. Arranging the display shelves in such a way that they do not touch the wall gives the impression of floating. This is enhanced by the diffused light. The treatment rooms are housed in the arched vaults and here too the dramatic lighting lends a certain feel. The depth of the property is emphasised by the lines of the displays, the wide floor planks and the ceiling lights.
LIGHT AND CONTRAST
A frosted glass floor above the pedicure bar gives extra daylight to this dark basement. Just like the stone wall, the stairwell is untreated. This creates a beautiful contrast between the rough character of the walls and the refined Skins products.