Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
LE COIFFEUR in Marseille, France by Margaux Keller Design Studio + Bertrand Guillon architect
June 5th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Margaux Keller Design Studio
In addition to bouillabasse and aioli, the seaside city of Marseille is now home to a new gem – a cleverly designed hair salon called Le Coiffeur. Conceived for local stylist and salon owner Pascal Lancien by Fabrica alumnus Margaux Keller, a Marseille native herself, the elegant space puts an inviting new spin on the conventional format of a hair dressing studio.
For shampoo services, Keller has designed a one-sided wooden cabana, discreet lytuckedat the end of the space for privacy. Haircuts and styling take place at individual desks called ‘La Coiffeuse’ that come with arched, slightly hooded mirrors to further preserve a sense of intimacy for clients.
The creative thinking behind the salon is visible through out its interior. From suspended glass pendant lights, blown in Italy and inspired by the shape of vintage hairdryers, to the simple sofa and coffee table that adorn the salon’s waiting area, thereis an alluring tone to the modern space, which has been realised in the muted seaside tones of azure blue and yellow. Keller was also careful to retain plenty of southern French touches. Not on lyis the shampoo cabana inspired by the cabins of Marseille fishermen, the mix of concrete and tile on the shop floor is also a nod to Provençal tradition.