studio david thulstrup: blow hair salon in copenhagen
studio david thulstrup: blow hair salon in copenhagen studio david thulstrup: blow hair salon in copenhagen
sep 15, 2013

studio david thulstrup: blow hair salon in copenhagen

designed to as an oasis of pampering, studio david thulstrup mixes custom furniture and a warm palette to finish copenhagen’s hair salon ‘blow’. the small space is enlarged with several mirrors. those lining the walls are hand lacquered by the architects to give off the soft radiance of a cinematic filter. the texture of the hand-poured glaze adds a sense of motion as though wind were blowing gently through hair in an abstract portrait. the effect allows the eye to wander easily through the space. the calm atmosphere is enhanced by a golden glow created by the characteristic furnishings in giallo siena marble and yellow and blonde plywood panels. centrally located in the space, two clear mirrors stand freely at work stations where they draw attention to the client’s beauty. emerging from the surface, a halo of bare bulbs highlights the creative endeavors of the stylists and re-creates the sense of a 1950s hollywood dressing room.

the studio aesthetic mimics a 1950s hollywood dressing room
image © peter krasilnikoff | all images courtesy of studio david thulstrup

textured wall panels come from hand-lacquered mirrors
image © peter krasilnikoff

bare bulbs give off a star-struck glow
image © peter krasilnikoff

(left): a yellow palette gives warmth to the salon
(right): detail of custom-made furniture
image © peter krasilnikoff

(left): detail of lacquered mirror panels
(right): detail of accents in the salon
image © peter krasilnikoff

finish materials
image © peter krasilnikoff


section illustrates the interior elevation seen upon entering

section cut along the entrance axis

video illustrates the lacquer process



project info:


project name: blow
location: adelgade 6, copenhagen k, denmark
owner: isabel friis-mikkelsen
date project completed: august 2013
total square footage: 38m2
architecture firm name: studio david thulstrup
project team: david thulstrup, thibaut allgayer, lorenzo rossi, claudia segura
photographer: peter krasilnikoff
contractors: juul&nielsen

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