Brazilian beauty

Posted on Mon, 12 Jan 2009 by midcenturyjo

Some of the best inspiration is coming out of retail spaces these days and one of the hottest spots for design inspiration? Hair dressing and beauty salons. This amazing urban industrial meets eco chic with a splash of venetian glass girliness is to be found in a country that is white hot with hip design ideas – Brazil. Felippe emailed these photos of his Sao Paulo salon… “the salon is called “bob salao de beleza” (roughly “bob beauty salon”). it is named after my partner, bob toscano, the hair stylist and makeup artist that leads the team. our website is under construction. for now it features basic info such as directions, phone #s, etc: (we are currently having some problems with our web host, but that should be sorted out soon.) interiors and most of the furniture by brazilian architect marcelo escanuela (still working on his website) and photo credits to roberta dab dab.”

Check out the lighting! And the cave like brutalist concrete juxtaposed with the organic feel of the timber. And that red sink! Thanks Felippe. It’s a fabulous cutting edge (pun intended) salon. I’m sure your work is just as hot!

Tamstyles says:

Unlike anything I have seen in a salon..Very modern

Anonymous says:

i love this. i especially love the light fixtures…simple hanging bulbs. i’m dying to do something like this in my dining room.

AlexB says:

I love this! Those lights are awesome. Are they LED or something else?

karlene says:

This place is fantastic, I think my favorites are the sink and the mirror. thank you!

Love the ceiling lighting.


so original. im in love.

The place is unique and the hair cut is absolutely great.

Paulo Utikawa says:

Bob san,tottemo suteki da shi,ripa na hair saloon desu,né!!Omedetô!
Paulo Utikawa from SP.

Priscilla says:

hola marcelo. very cool. besos, sole

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