Leisure or Entertainment Venue
Winner: Salon 64 by JaK Studio
Image Credit: Francesco Russo
In October, a new beauty parlour by the hair stylist Ricky Walters opened for London’s socialites, where transformative design has shaped a luxurious multifunctional space connecting hair styling and beauty with a social experience.
Designed by the award-winning architects and designers JaK Studio, Salon 64 was imagined with the traditional French Salon in mind. A product of The Enlightenment era, the original salons played a central role in society providing both men and women with a place to gather to refine taste and inspire intellectual conversations around art, fashion and popular topics of the day. This served as the original driver behind the design and interiors creating a space for socialites of today.
‘Picture Oscar Wilde or perhaps George Bernard Shaw, supine on a rich velvet chaise longue, deep in conversation. An Italian invention, which flourished in France and England, salons were circles of friends - often writers and artists - who gathered to discuss the important subjects of the period.’ That erudite idea forms the basis of Salon64, a new lifestyle concept in Soho. Part hair salon, part workspace, part coffee bar, it’s anything you want and need it to be.
The judges said...
‘Innovative concept of salon as social hub’
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