The shop is a “Barber Shop” located in the city of Udine in northern Italy.
The activity that has been handed down from generation to generation was started back in 1962.
In the following years after the opening, they had two historical redevelopment interventions, always purely aesthetic, until the last generation of children decided to completely evolve the look.
The idea is to broaden the horizons from hair and beard cutting to commercial retail sales of personal care products and outfits.
From this desire comes the need to expand and combine two commercial spaces, those of cutting and that of sales.
The design starts from the first concept, considering the characteristic aspects of the space and the fundamental dimensions for working.
After a careful analysis we decided to better arrange the seats, ensuring the usability of each one.
The client’s requests on the need to have more storage space were accepted and satisfied by making custom-made furniture in carpentry, which have the advantage of being as practical as possible when they are used with customer-occupied workstations.
They must contain products, work tools, towels and various equipment.
It is a complete intervention, with its own complexities, where the total transformation of the existing room and the one next to it, interact with a partition wall, through a passage, emphasized by a material-pictorial design rich in color.
This wants to be a fundamental sign in the design language of the show, as it marks the passage and expansion of the existing store.
The project focuses on the development of the uniform, calm and balanced space, thanks to the new flooring and the veiled pictorial finish on all the opaque, horizontal and vertical surfaces.
Last, but protagonist, is the light, which plays a fundamental role and has been carefully studied to guarantee the best flow of brightness. The lamps chosen with criterion, guarantee a homogeneous light, but at the same time detailed on the person and on the products displayed in the shelves, full control and their adjustment is done by a remote application or with a simple hand gesture. The design characterizes the appearance of the whole salon.
All the “custom made” furnishings, designed with attention to detail, allow you to make the most of every work area.
The intervention has led to an improvement of the space, where using a new language, was sought to resume the traditions and enhance the strengths of the old generations of barbers.
The image you have is a calm and imaginative space, which allows the end customer to feel relaxed and pampered.
Salone Silvano snc di Cristian e Stefano Cecchini
P.le G. B. Cella 59/C, Udine , Italy
Elia Falaschi Fotografo
Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design