ASKA uses organic shapes and pastel colours for Maria Nila hair salon

Swedish structure studio ASKA has refurbished haircare model Maria Nila’s headquarters and salon in Stockholm, creating an undulating ceiling set up that appears like dripping shampoo.

The Stockholm-based agency used a palette of soppy pink, peach and turquoise colours that reference Maria Nila’s merchandise to rework its headquarters in a four-storey townhouse.
A plexiglass set up decorates the doorway”The inside area earlier than the renovation had a really impartial, impersonal really feel to it and adopted a white and gray color scheme,” ASKA co-founder Madeleine Klingspor mentioned.
“At ASKA, on the contrary, we at all times try to create robust and flavoured environments by defining and highlighting the distinctive essences inside every undertaking.”
The chequered marble flooring was preserved
The studio preserved a number of the authentic particulars within the constructing, together with a inexperienced chequered marble flooring and a wood staircase, whereas the remainder of the area was totally refurbished.
“To add a layer of the distinctiveness of Maria Nila as a model most different elements of the inside was modified,” Klingspor mentioned.
“Some thinner inside partitions have been torn down, most surfaces have been repainted, new flooring was partly added in addition to all bogs totally renovated.”
Pastel shelving with undulating shapes embellish the salonThe 650-square-metre constructing has 30 rooms, together with 5 bogs, and homes each Maria Nila’s public and personal areas.
Though every room has a singular look, all have been designed to create a coherent relationship between the present structure and the brand new inside particulars.
The color scheme was knowledgeable by the model’s product packaging”The program is distributed in a approach the place the doorway flooring is probably the most public and then steadily the areas change into extra personal and workspace-oriented the upper up that you simply get,” ASKA co-founder Polina Sandström mentioned.
“The reception, salon, magnificence bar, convention and assembly areas make up the primary flooring whereas the second flooring is properly adjusted for bigger gatherings and occasions together with a kitchenette, a viewing room and a much bigger break-out area,” she added.
The four-storey townhouse has 30 roomsAt the doorway, ASKA put in a pale-pink artwork set up constructed from form-cut plexiglass designed to resemble shampoo dripping from the ceiling.
Much of the furnishings was specifically designed for the undertaking, together with product cabinets, sofas and a magnificence bar constructed from wooden and MDF.

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“Besides that, we selected to herald merchandise from firms that use sustainable supplies, for instance, a custom-made tabletop from Smile Plastic, an organization that solely uses waste supplies of their merchandise,” Klingspor mentioned.
The new inside design was knowledgeable by the haircare model’s personal merchandise, an affect that’s most notable within the pastel color palette.
Existing structure was integrated into the design”The color scheme chosen for the totally different areas all through the constructing refers back to the totally different haircare strains of Maria Nila,” Sandström mentioned.
“These pastel colours are one of many essential identities of the model and we determined early on that this was one of many distinctive essences that have been necessary to deliver to the floor by our design.”
Playful tables by Gustaf Westman add a enjoyable contact to the lounge spaceASKA additionally designed quite a few undulating wall cabinets to carry haircare merchandise. Painted in matching gradient hues, these have been knowledgeable by nature.
“The organic shapes are impressed by parts present in nature such because the forest, ocean, coral reefs and caves,” Sandström mentioned.
An upstairs hallway has fashionable furnishings in mushy peach hues”This mushy and playful architectural language along with the pastel colours offers the interiors a singular visible identification,” she added.
Other playful hair salon interiors embody Studio Roslyn’s design for a salon that’s the “lovechild of artwork deco and Cyndi Lauper” and an avocado-green Beijing salon knowledgeable by space-age design.
Photography is by Mikael Lundblad.

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