Hair Salon Reinvented
The inspiration for the design comes from old-style beauty parlours of the 50's, where women spent comforting time in an informal atmosphere. The appartment like mood allow women to relax and enjoy the service. For the VIP clients, there is a special separated space fitted slightly differently than the rest of the space, when these clients can feel like they are appreciated and protected. Colour is another important feature of the design, which makes it stand out from the crowd.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This hair salon ran and daily managed by talented and renowned hairstylist Agnieszka Płusa is located in postindustrial building in Zoliborz district in Warsaw. The aim of the design was to reinvent and reinterpret the concept of the beauty parlour and hair salon, where women constituting the majority of the clientele, can feel truly comfortable and taken care of. The space resembles the real-life appartment and is equipped with examples of well known design by Gervasoni 1882, Gubi, Vitra, Fornasetti.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The adaptation of the building allowed to revitalise the entire environment. Interesting design and competitive offer of the salon, attracts people from all over Warsaw to come, visit and shop in this particular location.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Project was launched and completed in 2015.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The materials used in the design were: oak wooden floor and oak wall and countertop panels, Barrisol stretched panels and light rails. The materials are accompanied by finest examples of world-class design: Gervasoni 1882 chair and side table, Vitra accessories, Bosa ceramics, Fornasetti wallpapers.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Irrelevant as this is an interior design.
hair salon, beauty, service space, retail space, interior design
The studio conducted in-depth interview with owner, staff and existing and potential clients, in order to fully understand the logic and the complexity of the service, the requirements and needs of customers. The additional research was made as far as historical resources and materials available are concerned.
The main challenge was to design a space, which is functional, yet appealing for various categories of the clients: staff, customers and the general public.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Dorota Kuc and Karina Snuszka
Photos: Rafał Lipski