A cave-like cork lounge is hidden behind this barbershop in southwest Houston, by Gin Design Group, which additionally affords IV drips to remedy prospects’ hangovers.
This second location of the Treadwell males’s salon chain in located the Texas metropolis’s Southside Place neighbourhood.
A part of the Southside Commons improvement, the two,697-square-foot (250-square-metre) area was designed to echo the primary outpost in Houston Heights, however have its personal distinctive character.
The historical past of this space, as a as soon as “meager” and neglected suburb that slowly grew to become a thriving group, guided some points of the design.
“Taking cues from the cultural fibre of Southside Place, Treadwell’s second location will allude to the industrious nature of the realm by the usage of extra industrial touches like metal and concrete,” mentioned Gin Design Group, which is led by founder Gin Braverman.
“Whereas these supplies communicate to the power of the group, they’re softened by clear mosaic tiles, wooden, and woven rattan,” the group continued. “Paired with natural architectural parts, this various mix of materiality helps to create an illustrious, but comforting, medley.”
Clients are greeted at a reception desk fronted by sq. white tiles, which match the partitions behind.
They then proceed to the “slicing flooring”, which has a singular radial structure. Six an identical chairs face outward at lozenge-shaped mirrors suspended in the midst of white metallic poles.
A central round unit varieties a stand and incorporates storage for the stylists’ tools. It wraps a wood column, from which matching ceiling beams radiate like wheel spokes.
Tucked away behind the salon is an space lined fully in cork, which encompasses a curved bar made out of glass bricks.
The darkish and moody lounge is accomplished with turquoise bar stools and customized Seventies-influenced furnishings, “talking to the historical past of the mid-century architectural fashion of Southside Place”, based on Gin Design Group.
Different brighter rooms the place the white mosaic tiles are continued embody a hair-washing area, and one other reserved for therapies together with cryotherapy, pedicures, and IV drips supposed to rehydrate the physique and assist alleviate hangovers.
“The general inside design aesthetic marries the branding and idea to convey a cohesive design intent, felt in each element,” mentioned Gin Design Group.
“Bridging minimalist materiality with optimum performance, Treadwell will stay a transparent expression of innovation for the boys’s grooming trade.”
Different uncommon, design-forward barbershops all over the world embody a minimalist area by Ivy Studio in Montreal, a “brooding” males’s spa by Nicholas Szczepaniak Architects in Dubai, and a salon with greyscale interiors by Sivak & Companions in Odessa.
The pictures is by Cladia Casbarian for Julie Soefer Pictures.