Bradley & Diegel Salon
Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Hansy Better Barraza
Anthony J. Piermarini
TRANSLUCENT SCULPTURAL LANTERNS, IRIDESCENT WALL TREATMENT
About the Hair Salon
At Newbury Street
The architecture of the Bradley & Diegel salon is conceived in terms similar to an artist’s studio. The overall design celebrates the blankness of background, subtle ambience, and repose, where the focus of one’s attention is redirected inward. Designed to celebrate subtle ambience and creativity, the architecture recedes to allow the stylists’ work to emerge as the focal point. The careful incorporation of skylights introduces important natural light while also demarcating distinct workstations. Each style area is equipped with a custom worktable that serves the customer and stylists equally. This furniture object holds cappuccinos, purses, and handbags as easily as the blow drier, hot iron, and scissors.
The layout emphasizes the open styling area, punctuated by translucent sculptural lanterns over each work area. The wash area becomes a sublime room with subtle iridescent wall treatment and a halo of light.