Loft, avant-garde and “painted” floor. A bold design for a hair salon by Sikora Wnętrz

An eclectic mix of artwork, innovative solutions and the romance of monochrome colors with colored spots. Sylwia Gaczorek’s hair salon in Warsaw surprises with its uniqueness and breaking the status quo. This is the result of a collaboration with the well-known and respected studio Sikora Wnętrza.

  • Hairdressing salon Gaczorek in Warsaw at 89 Chmielna Street has been given a completely new face. Art is combined here with the raw beauty of the loft style.
  • The interior design of the living room of Sylwia Gaczorek recently received the second prize in the Global Design & Architecture Design Awards 2022 in the category “Interiors – Hospitality”.

From the beginning, Sylwia Gaczorek’s intention was to turn her living room into a creative art space. It is to set trends and reflect the temperament of the stylists who work in it. The owner of the living room wanted to furnish a loft-like interior that begs to be filled with works of art and avant-garde solutions. The author of this unusual and daring design is a team of architects headed by Prof. Jan Sikora, the founder of the well-known Gdansk office Sikora Wnętrza and teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.

Courage and distance

The interior design of the living room of Sylwia Gaczorek recently received the second prize in the Global Design & Architecture Design Awards 2022 in the category “Interiors – Hospitality”. The judges appreciated the aesthetics and innovative character of the interior with its contrasting colors and materials. What will we find inside?

From the moment you enter the eye, one of the strongest elements of the interior design stands out: huge blocks covered in silver construction foil. They effectively illuminate the entire space while giving it a futuristic, avant-garde character. The light concrete floor, which in the hairdressing zone is decorated with colorful paint stains, resembling expressive brush movements, is also impressive. Associations with fancy hair coloring? Absolutely recommended.

According to the owner’s intention, many works of art have found their place in the interior. There are both contemporary sculptures, referring to the era of antiquity, and an oil painting by Prof. Jan Sikora, whose creation was inspired by the work of the legendary New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Rough plasterboard walls provide the backdrop for this and several other abstract works of art. Some walls are painted black to give depth to the interior.

All these elements make the hairdressing salon a place of intensive creative work. And it really is. At the back of the living room is a glass-enclosed meeting room where members of the Gaczorek salon team gather. There is a lot going on here, but the interior is far from chaotic. On the contrary – it is full of lightness and energy, and each element has its place. There’s even a separate room… for billiards!

– We have to admit that the investor boldly accepted every idea, from construction foil on cubes, through steel sculptures of curtains, to the floor splashed with multicolored paint. The interior had to be #instafriendly, experimental and abstract like no other hair salon in Poland. Nevertheless, it is also functional, we have no fewer than 16 hairdressing stations and a separate BARBER zone with a sculpture of a male torso – says the architect about the project Dominik Tyburskicparticipate in the implementation.

Beauty in sobriety

At the back of the showroom, customers are welcomed by a reception stand made of rough, porous concrete. The steel curtain behind it harmonises perfectly with the silver foil-clad walls. In turn, the central part of the living room is furnished as a waiting room with two huge, comfortable, leather sofas. They were combined with two tables: transparent Plexiglas and concrete and glass.

The hair salon is also very impressive. There is a long mirror on the wall, made of a series of irregular segments, and the black border seems to float in the air. The whole looks very dynamic.

Here and there, visible joints with filler have been deliberately left on the plasterboard walls. This should give the impression of an unfinished arrangement, although it is a complete, fully finished project. The entire interior is illuminated by inflatable lamps that emphasize the avant-garde character of the interior.

– After opening, we heard the best compliment about this interior: “And when will this interior be ready?” There is one answer: never. Unfinished is a response to a truly artistic and trendsetting space. A certain distance from the place is an inspiration and an elusive value in creation. the investor is the basis!- says prof. Jan Sikora

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