FUR is an edgy hair salon located in Melbourne’s city square. The site is incredibly small at 23 square meters so the design concept aimed to maximise the space by allowing it to change throughout the day, in response to the immediate needs of the salon (i.e. how many clients are being seen).
The result is a transformative chamber that allows for extremely efficient use of the space while still preserving a sense of calm.
Inspired by a Chinese wedding trunk, timber paneled walls surprise by opening up to reveal drawers and cupboards housing all the chairs and tools of the trade used in the salon. The colored line composition over the timber paneling stretches the space, borrowing the visual language of airplane tarmac lines.
Mirror is used throughout to deceptively expand the space. At night the rotating tiled mirror columns (inspired by Versace and Saturday night fever) throw little squares of light out into the City Square.