Studio David Thulstrup has designed a new exclusive hair wash, blow and style salon in Copenhagen. Blow is a modern interior with a 1950s feeling — a place where women can be spoiled with 20 minutes of peace while having their hair styled.
Studio David Thulstrup has worked wonders with the space; every customer at Blow, owned by Isabel Friis-Mikkelsen, will experience a creative journey into a modern and elegant universe, where hair is not cut, but blown. Within, the attention revolves around two large freestanding mirrors that face the customer being styled and where glowing lightbulbs pop out, creating a perfect circle of attention. This allows for ideal lighting while hair gets styled and one’s thought are almost led to a 1950s backstage dressing room.
All furniture, except the Egon Eiermann chairs, is custom made for the space: pieces with impact and structure using a yellow Giallo Siena marble for counter, tables and small side tables. Yellow is the feature colour of the salon and several plywood panels within the store are stained in the same colour while leaving others natural. Mirrors are essential in the concept and the opposing, handmade lacquered mirrors not only help enlarge the small space, but also give a feeling of exclusivity and work as a reminder of the function of the salon: hair and wind. Created directly in Studio David Thulstrup, the mirrors are made by applying several layers of transparent and white lacquer that are later spread – or actually blown – over by an air compressor for a random shape.
Through the concept and the careful choices of colour, materials and lighting, Studio David Thulstrup has created a place for women who dare and value the beauty of looking great every day.
ALL ABOUT STUDIO DAVID THULSTRUP
Studio David Thulstrup is an architecture and design studio based in Copenhagen, founded by David Thulstrup in 2009. The firm creates unique concepts of visual branding that will help optimize business, by investigating their values, needs and identity. At the studio, Thulstrup and company work within all the various fields of architecture but their main focus so far has been within fashion retail. The team consist of architects, designers, 3D-designers, furniture designers, visual business developers and material experts, and their various backgrounds are put together, forming targeted teams for each projects.
ALL ABOUT DAVID THULSTRUP
David Thulstrup, interior architect and founder and CEO of Studio David Thulstrup, started his career in Paris working with French architect Jean Nouvel, developing concepts for restaurants, office buildings, exhibition designs, private housing and larger apartment buildings. He later moved to New York City and worked for Peter Marino where he became responsible for the creative development of many Chanel stores among others the Robertson Boulevard store. In 2009 he founded his own studio and today David Thulstrup is based in Denmark, working with clients all over the world – many of them operating between 25 and 1,000 stores, hotels or restaurants.
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