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Yusaf Hair Studio

6333 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Yusaf Studio is among Vancouver’s premiere salons, serving a growing list of international clientele. The organizational concept for the new Vancouver studio is an open plan; minimizing back of house areas and maximizing the customer experience in a compact studio environment.

BAMBOO LIGHT GARDEN: AMA introduced a ‘totemic’ lighting element into the space to simultaneously animate and energize the cubic volume. The ‘bamboo chandelier’ in polished metal rises up from the floor rather than dropping down from the ceiling. LED strip lighting is introduced as banding along the randomly spaced bamboo light tubes; the collection of which form an organic light-art garden.

RESPONSIVE MIRROR LIGHTING: Mirror features bamboo-like cuts; angled to soften the reflective wall. Angled LED mirror lights can be adjusted remotely from warm to cool lighting depending on time of year and exterior lighting conditions to ensure accuracy when stylists are colouring hair.

Flooring is a polished white concrete micro-topping and wall finishes are in mirror and silver-backed acrylic. Tilted floor-to-ceiling light wall includes shelving for showcasing product. The composition is intended as a reflective, dreamlike escape.

TYPE Commercial, Interior

SIZE 1200 sq ft

STATUS Complete

SERVICES PROVIDED
Interior & Light Design, Tennant Improvement

PHOTOGRAPHY
Michael Elkan Photography

COLLABORATORS
Artemisia (Bamboo Metalwork), Lightform (LED Studio Lighting)