Montreal – The interior of new barber shop Crisp moves away from the traditional aesthetic of dark colours and chequered flooring commonly found in men’s grooming spaces.
Designed by Ivystudio, the concrete space strips back on any macho signifiers, and celebrates minimalism with a green marble counter that acts as a central pillar in the room and white textured walls, which separate the washing stations from the reception area. The barber stations are designed to be easily transportable, to allow flexibility, particularly during social events.
‘Our design approach constantly experiments with new forms and materials in order to continually redefine the relationship between a space and its users,’ explains Philip Staszewski and Gabrielle Rousseau of Ivystudio.
Brands such as Crisp and Hershesons are demonstrating how salons have evolved beyond functional service providers into social destinations.