MAKING AN ENTRANCE – RECEPTION AREA IN LONDON BY RIENTS BRUINSMA (www.rients.com)
FIRST IMPRESSION TELLS THE CORPORATE STORY: SUMPTUOUS NEW RECEPTION AREA IN WIMPOLE STREET DESIGNED TO PLEASE BUT NOT INTIMIDATE
SUPERB WORKMANSHIP, HANDMADE ARTEFACTS, IMAGINATIVE USE OF NATURAL MATERIALS, EASY WHEELCHAIR ACCESS, ELEGANT ELEVATORS, GLEAMING STONE AND POLISHED WOOD SURFACES
Recently completed reception area in Wimpole Street fulfils all criteria for a prestigious but welcoming space, opulence without ostentation, meticulous attention to detail, from light fittings to lift doors.
Rients Bruinsma established his London design practice in 2003. He studied Interior Architecture at the Academy of Visual Arts in Maastricht. Before setting up his company Rients worked for important architectural practices in Paris, New York and London. Past projects include the Presidential Suite of the Four Seasons Hotel in New York and the conversion of the Ministry of Finance in the Louvre, Paris.
Highlights of the reception area: custom made chandeliers, polished brass screen almost an artwork, onyx lined walls, sometimes with back lighting, rock crystal lanterns and doors painted to resemble mahogany.