row studio use a golden reflective ceiling for barberia royal shop in mexico city

row studio use a golden reflective ceiling for barberia royal shop in mexico city


the ‘barberia royal’ faces the famous ‘paseo de la reforma’ ceremonial boulevard which runs diagonally across the heart of mexico city. the decadent barber shop designed by row studio, features a faceted ceiling which uses a laser-cut golden anodized aluminium reflective surface that mirrors the interior of the space.

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the upholstered mustard yellow chairs were originally used in the 1950’s
all images by onnis luque, courtesy of row studio

 

 

the store plan is distributed into two parts. the first features a waiting area with a fully stocked courtesy bar, comfortable leathered stools and sofas and a small display cabinet selling the best grooming products. decorative highlights include a real life bison head that overlooks the bar, and a restored vintage triumph motorcycle that stands at the corner of the room.

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a real life bison head overlooks the bar 

 

 

the service area is furnished with upholstered mustard yellow chairs that were originally used in the 1950’s. customers face a rounded beveled mirror which includes the golden head of either a lion, wolf, stag, zebra, elephant or moose upon its surface. the lower half of the space references colors and materials which are used in traditional barbershops including black and white hexagonal tiles and the ‘royal’ name greeting printed on the floor of the entrance. the branding for the project was realised by andy butler who devised a flexible communication system that incorporates symbols associated to the royal houses.  

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the waiting area includes a fully stocked courtesy bar
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view of the waiting area and service room

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entrance with the royal name laid in hexagonal tiles

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the bar area

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exterior view of the barbershop 
row studio use a golden reflective ceiling for barberia royal shop in mexico city

plan of the space

 

 

project info

 

architects: row studio -álvaro hernández félix, nadia hernández félix, alfonso maldonado ochoa
use: barbershop
client: barberia royal
location: mexico city
furniture: chip stool and note floor lamp with table by blu dot
sofas: pardo oscuro
mirrors: inquadra marcos
construction: cm2 
tiles: hisbalit 
animal heads: white faux taxidermy
lighting: lee broomdiez companytecnolite 
laser cutting & aluminum finish: materiam
vynil cutting: visual 28 
pr agency: the intervention project – alejandra rosillo, karina malagon
graphic design: andy butler
artwork and styling: ivan esqueda
built area: 968 sq. ft. (90 sq. mts.)
completition date: may 2016
photographer: onnis luque (copyright row studio & barberia royal) 

 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions  feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: hollie smith | designboom

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