HOP was asked to design a nail studio with a relaxed atmosphere at this quiet spot on the Koninginneweg in Amsterdam Zuid, but where the interior was allowed to stand out at the same time.
Since the nail salon is spread over two floors, we decided to make a dichotomy in terms of the program and in terms of the color scheme as well.
On the first floor, the manicure takes place in a space where beige red predominates. The most eye-catching element is the steel cabinet. This is closed at the bottom and top to hide the radiators and create storage space. The open area displays products and plants. The open cabinet also separates the manicure area from the children's area.
Concrete blocks of various sizes stand loose in the space and serve as display elements. The tallest block acts as a counter.
On the first floor hangs art created especially for the studio: here too, as in the rest of the interior, the use of black as a color has been avoided.
In the basement, where the pedicure chairs are located, the green and gray tones create a spa-like atmosphere. The various chairs are shielded by translucent curtains, which can be pushed back when visitors come together for treatments. The hanging plants and the adjacent green patio have a calming effect.