DAVID MALLETT HAIR SALON AT THE WEBSTER
SOHO, NEW YORK
As the realisation architect for David Mallett’s Soho based hair salon in association with Charles Zana, we just completed the highly anticipated New York outpost of “the world’s most famous hair dresser”.
Located in the iron clad structure of The Webster where Laure Heriard Dubreuil opened a branch of her Miami concept store two years ago, the salon has been conceived as a blend between Paris and New York, old and new, wood and metal. Some of the defining elements of David Mallet iconic Parisian salon are present to ensure the brand’s continuity. The arresting herring bone floor, designed as a magical backdrop for the whole salon, is an homage to the Paris salon. It is made of reclaimed planks of wood purchased in Belgium and careful stained to achieve a uniquely elegant cool honeyed effect. The Saarinen tulip chairs and inclined mirrors punctuate each of the eight work stations. The space is divided by a 15 feet long table realized by Francois Puenat and his team: top French craftsmen. A creative marriage of marble and metal along geometric patterns, it offers clients a convivial space to read or sip tea between treatments.
Rooted in the history of both Paris and New York, the mix of materials and furniture styles has allowed us to bring together the easy elegance of David Mallett’s Paris headquarters and the industrial and yet poetic Soho vibe.
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