Cole Hair Studio | Nickolas Gurtler Interior Design

  • Cole Hair Studio | Nickolas Gurtler Interior Design
  • December 2022
  • ARCHITECT Nickolas Gurtler
  • PHOTOGRAPHY Timothy Kaye

Nickolas Gurtler fashions a black and white palette for Sydney hair studio

Cole Hair Studio is an environment both fierce and luxurious, with a focus on creating an immersive, ritualistic hair experience. The interior is designed to evoke a sense of internal fierceness with elements inspired by Tom Ford’s first collections for Gucci in the ‘90s.

The brief from owner and stylist to the stars Mariah Rota, was to create a salon that felt luxurious, sexy and sophisticated – a place to see and be seen.  It was important to her that the design be completely different to the other salons in the area.

We formed a concept based on archival backstage photos of Tom Ford for Gucci fashion shows that we discovered during our research phase. This was translated through physical design elements as well as the overall spirit of fashion, supermodels and hair artistry. The material palette is layered with shades of grey, white and black and expressed through luxurious materials that have individual beauty. For example, the undulating pattern in the Jurassic Marble used throughout the space is reminiscent of tresses of luxuriant hair.

“The inspiration was actually the early collections of Tom Ford for Gucci … a time where there was a return to this 1970s glamorous aesthetic for women.”

It is through the utilising of cross-disciplinary inspiration, looking at fashion and garment construction to influence interior architecture. We believe that utilising inspiration from other design disciplines, particularly when translated through a historical lens, achieves innovative and unique results in contemporary interior design.

 

This project featured our Ora Desk Lamp in Black anodised finish.

Article from nickolasgurtler.com.au

 

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