Originally this building, in Brno, Czech Republic, was a bank constructed in 1929-1930. In 2008, Prague-based Studio Muon breathed new life into the space by redesigning a portion of it to be utilised as a fashion showroom (DNB) with garments hanging from the ceiling. More lately, in 2012, Studio Muon was brought back to add the Táňa Kmenta hair studio. The talented design and style team has produced a captivating industrial appear for the space. The edgy style takes complete advantage of the industrial aspects of the original constructing and accentuates the aesthetic additional by utilizing a minimal material palette of concrete, reclaimed wood, glass mirrors and blackened steel.
Clearly the center piece of the new space is the elevated podium where the stylists can be viewed from the exterior of the creating even though at work designing their creations. This podium has been formulated as a stage or overall performance region of sorts and is divided in two by glass mirrors mounted on concrete blocks and bolted into place. The floor of this region is a smooth, polished and black colour. The minimal appear of the lighting fixtures with exposed wiring additional the industrial chic look of the space.
The exposed interior concrete walls, ceiling and columns have been white washed for the most component, but their rough texture has been left intact. This contrasted with the smooth sleek use of blackened stainless steel and mirrors produces a vibe of cutting edge style. By todays requirements, the creating is far more reminiscent of a warehouse than a bank with the most innovative safety measures of its time. This style pays homage to the tactics that were employed in the developing of the original structure and extend, update and highlight that ingenuity with this contemporary reincarnation of the design.
Certainly, several further design and decor products have been added to the original structure, such as the concrete slabs and wooden beams for functional purposes, but the modern day take on the building’s decor is continuous. Spaces other than the design and style podium have a lot more of a protected cozy dynamic, such at the waiting space and the region developed for washing hair. Every piece of equipment and furnishing has been custom produced for this certain studio providing it a exclusive look and knowledge for the clients.
Project Title | Táňa Kmenta
Function | Enterprise – Hair Salon
Architectural Style | Studio Muon
Principal Architect | Jiří Zhoř
Location| Brno, Czech Republic
Completed | 2012
Photography | from Studio Muon