Story of Designmixer’ s Barber Shop Project
We have just concluded the Barber Shop project which had taken approx. 65-70 days. Our brief was to design a contemporary, comfortable, private, exculusive, boutique, Beauty and Health Care space for todays man. It was a very exciting task for as the client let us free in terms of our designing the space and furnitures, choosing the materials, creating visuals. Eventhough in every step we ve moved by approvals and some comments, I would say it moved on quite easily as both parties were agreed pretty much in most terms which of course made our job more fun.
Here are 3D renderings of the project prior to application at the design stage.
When the actual construction started it was a little bit challenging for us as the store located in an old building. Therefore, all the infrastructure needed to be repaired. Also, the floor plan was done according to a residential plan rather than a store plan. Based on all that, we have deconstructed the whole place, taken the dividing walls down, made all plumbing replaced and rewired the all electricty.
Because of the placement of main walls and plumbing we needed to revise the plan a little bit trying to hook onto original look.
Here I will share some photos and story of our team while working and trying the rebuild the space as designed…
I must say our creative and labor team had executed an excellent job to finalize the project, so much work and manpower. There were days and nights we came to feeling that the project will not make for the opening day. But, after all we made it right on time…I want to share with you some photos of hardwork besides before and after photos…
Since the shop had intended to be customized for the modern working urban men, the whole area designed for their relaxation including nail and foot care massage room after stressful working days besides hair care.
We have provided personal spaces by dividing mirrored walls to each client. Since the separation lengths are only up to sitting person, the staff still could communicate with each other easily and see around. The customer is not feeling clustered as the seperations are all reflective mirror.
The dark grey ceiling, animal skin wall papers, dark grey mirrors, concrete furniture, dark grey Basalt stone counter top and sink, wall coverings and concrete based floor material, raw metal cast, dark brown leather upholstery and wood materials all assisted to offer the masculine and chic look of the space. We have combined balanced amount of wood, stone, metal and water all earthy materials for a feeling good environment.
After all the space is more like a gentleman’s club rather than a Barber Shop.