French salon salon

Posted on Wed, 4 Jun 2008 by midcenturyjo


Lots of goodies in the email inbox this week. Favourite Australian designer Scott Weston has sent us a taste of his latest project.

“We are currently designing a hair salon in Sydney based on the theatrical flair of a french salon once owned by Madame Pompadour & referencing madame pompadour pink. There are two distinct zones the cool monastic washing/reception zone & the witty french salon as cutting room. Clients arrive & sit within a pastel pink suede banquette where they are greeted with a cup of tea in a porcelain teacup & mini cupcakes by staff….


…. we have re-interpreted the typical french apartment salon & have created 3 metre high graphically printed panels to cocoon the space. A large bevelled mirror & console is located at each cutting station with furniture by Maletti. A suspended ceiling of ornate plaster cornices & rosettes house 4 large non-random lights by moooi. A solid timber herringbone floor with a huge pastel pink velvet curtain softens the architecturally graphic interior. The salon is screened of by an 8 metre linear cabinet finished in embossed silver with a filigree motif & houses the storage, office & kitchen facilities. The ritual room is a white glowing box where the client has their hair washed & coloured. The space is internally cocooned in a graphic laminate ivy print. Dotted strategically throughout the salon are quirky porcelain references to our beloved madame. Opens in September 2008.”


I love scale models. They convey design ideas so efficiently and stylishly to the client. Not everyone can translate a 2-D technical drawing into a 3-D vision in their mind’s eye. Scott’s models are exceptional though! Time to book in for a cut and colour. Can’t wait to see the final space Scott!

IF+D says:

I love models! Look how easily we are able to get a feel for the proposed space. And what a space! I love it.

Kevin Le'Garno says:

What a tres cool space!
Bon vivant!
Who makes your models Scott – they are very meticulous and obviously super talented.
Keep up the good work.

Sukie says:

This is a wonderful model. So evocative of the space.

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