Palais des Parfums
A restored villa in the heart of Oosterbeek. However, the interior is nothing more than bare bones.
WISHES OF THE CLIENT
Bartina and Debbie Koeman have felt for some time that the east of the country was ripe for a Skins Cosmetics shop. When this property came on the market, they immediately saw its potential. We want a mini-warehouse with only the best cosmetic products and perfumes. Naturally, in the typical Skins Cosmetics style but adapted to this location.
The villa was stripped to create an open space and the exterior was carefully restored. The number of windows limits wall displays. A large light object was installed in the dark heart of the area.
The reception bar is located below this. I designed mobile presentation islands around the bar. The conservatory has been converted into a pleasant lounge. A separate shop-in-shop has been set aside for the Diptyque brand in its own house style. The wall display areas have been utilised fully.
ARTISTS AT THE VELUWEZOOM
Oosterbeek is a prosperous municipality on the southern side of the Veluwezoom. In the wake of the 19th century painters, well-off residents traditionally settled down here. They were after the feel of the artist’s village in a challenging natural setting.