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Our latest Openings list includes a variety of hospitality spaces designed with cross-cultural references in mind.
Los Angeles – Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido vitalizes the spatially ‘outdated’ hair and salon industries with Starring by Ted Gibson, a tech-powered hairdressing studio.
Odessa, Ukraine – The Kult Studio in Odessa by local practice Sivak+Partners is a sleek deviation from barbershop clichés.
Kyoto – For a hair salon in Kyoto, designer duo Sides Core stripped down the space to put the focus back on the flow between the stylist’s hand and the client’s head.
Moscow – Broken tiles in a tanning salon may be a step too far in celebrating the spirit of exposed construction materials.
TOKYO – Research showing that infrequent haircuts can lead to damaged hair prompted Nendo and Takara Belmont to design a pared-down salon experience.
ZURICH – When sculpting a salon on Zurich’s bustling Talstraße, Wülser Bechtel Architekten took note of the site-specific soundtrack – both indoors and out.
BEIJING – Spiral forms are deeply rooted in nature and architecture, and Beijing-based Arch Studio made inventive use of the concept in its design for the Lily Nails Salon.
ZAPOPAN – Last September, Nail It beauty bar opened the doors to its second location in Zapopan, Mexico.
MEXICO CITY – Occupying priviliged corner real estate on a wide shopping boulevard in the city centre, a modern day barbershop fuses the extravagance of European monarchs with the masculinity of …
The unique business model of a hair salon in Osaka, Japan, is reflected in its minimalist design.
A beauty salon in Aichi, Japan, is its designer’s idea of an ‘alternative nostalgia.’
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