Pastel colors and textured concrete embellish Stockholm hair salon


Westblom Krasse Arkitektkontor has designed the inside for a minimalist hair salon that was knowledgeable by architect Carlo Scarpa’s geometric designs and the muted colors of Nineteen Twenties swimming baths.

Referred to as Little Faktory, the salon was designed and renovated by the native structure studio for hairdresser Sofia Geideby and is situated in a former workplace in Stockholm, Sweden.

Little Faktory mirrors
Circle and sq. shapes outline Little Faktory

Westblom Krasse Arkitektkontor overhauled the 220-square-metre basement area, which is over 100 years outdated, to disclose its authentic textured concrete partitions and uncovered metal construction.

Because the salon is situated underground, the studio defined that it additionally needed to be “very cautious working with synthetic gentle”.

Basement salon
Spherical mirrors hold above black chairs

Its design for Little Faktory was supposed to be minimalist and streamlined.

“Our intention was to declutter the previous workplace and create one large open area, making its 4 pillars the heroes of the primary room once more,” studio co-founder Jesper Westblom instructed Dezeen. “The problem was to cut back, somewhat than so as to add issues.”

Haircutting stations
The salon options 4 authentic pillars

Consistent with this pared-back method, the agency painted the salon’s partitions in a fragile, gentle yellow hue that intends to brighten its basement setting and keep however soften the area’s industrial really feel.

Circles and squares are dotted all through the salon within the type of mirrors and furnishings. In line with Westblom, they had been knowledgeable by the geometric shapes seen within the late Italian architect Scarpa’s designs.

The studio additionally drew on Scarpa’s use of contrasting colors.

Washing station
A washing station is situated behind a perforated metallic display

Freestanding haircutting stations are organized within the centre of the salon’s primary studio. These function thick aspect tables formed like plus-signs, in addition to spherical mirrors mounted on powder-coated metal tubes.

On one aspect of the primary area, black leather-based chairs sit reverse a floating desk that strains the concrete wall, above which embellished round mirrors and square-shaped show cabinets are positioned.

Gustaf Westman mirror
Gustaf Westman recreated certainly one of his mirrors in a bespoke color for the undertaking

A washing station might be discovered on the opposite aspect of the room, which is subtly separated from the remainder of the world by a cloverleaf perforated metallic display that echoes the plus-shape used elsewhere.

“The shopper and the hairstylist signify one sq. every, on either side, ensuing within the plus form,” Westblom defined.

A color lab, VIP space and personal workplace area are situated behind bespoke, glazed double doorways, whereas the doorway stairwell is illuminated with spidery neon lights by designer Josefin Eklund.

Additionally among the many salon’s bespoke parts is a rectilinear mirror with a bulbous blue body by Gustaf Westman, a design that the Swedish artist recreated in a customized color particularly for the undertaking.

Neon stairwell
LED lights illuminate the stairwell in neon

All of Little Faktory’s interiors are created in a muted mixture of the first colors of crimson, yellow and blue, which Westblom defined is an ode to the salon’s slogan, “the colorful variety”.

“We checked out some early, inspirational photographs that set the tone of the undertaking,” he stated.

“One picture, particularly, was of Nineteen Twenties public baths with stunning cream-coloured tiles, orange and crimson particulars and, after all, a blue swimming pool. This ended up forming our primary color scheme.”

Curvy mirrors
Mirrors formed like paint splashes brighten up the client bathroom

The undertaking’s emphasis on color is repeated within the buyer bathroom, the place playful mirrors formed like paint splashes are organized reverse one another in an try and create an infinity impact.

Little Faktory’s materials palette contains rubber flooring, reeded glass and dyed fibreboard, which intend to enrich the salon’s current parts and supply purposeful options to its prospects’ wants.

Little Faktory
Little Faktory is a basement hair salon

Jesper Westblom and Robin Krasse based their eponymous Stockholm-based structure agency in January 2021.

Different current hair salon designs which have color and texture at their core embrace Danielle Brustman’s Mitch Studio – a Melbourne salon that options yellow accents and glass partitions – and Temper, a hair studio by Casa Antillón in Madrid with daring mint-green ceilings sprayed with insulation foam.

The pictures is by Mikael Olsson.



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