Rehovot Barber Shop – Hair Strand Israel, Israeli Barbers

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Rehovot Barber Shop : The Hair Strand Project

Contemporary Israeli Interior – design by Lior Vaknin + Sabi Aroch

8 Jan 2009

Barber Shop Rehovot

Location: Sderot Hen 31, Rehovot, Israel

2008

Design : Lior Vaknin + Sabi Aroch

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The hair strand project started its way by considering the idea of what a hair strand is and what kind of insights it can provide for designing the interior space of the barber shop.

Hair has a particular geometry and dynamics derived from natural law. The strand geometry is curved, in accordance with natural or designed hair growth of different people. The hair adheres to the gravity of earth but also has almost a dynamics of its own. These concepts were adapted for the interior space design to create setting and atmosphere appropriate to the barber shop functions.

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The hair strand begins in a tiny crack in the skin. At the crack’s edge, cells multiply at a tremendous speed, creating the basic structure of the strand. The cells multiply until they fill the entire crack, then they burst outwards while undergoing extreme transformations. The cells die, losing their genetic data. At this point the cells actually become hair, made from keratinised protein.

This biological model laid the infrastructure for the design of the functions in the barber shop space, and the creation of a structure consistent with natural law.

The basic idea defined the function of the colors kitchen as a point from which the barber begins his work, as the subsoil on which the barber shop operates. Therefore this function was placed in the rear, farthest part, of the barbershop, as a starting point in the design process.

The work posts and hair styling preparation areas were adjoined in one function, starting in the barber work posts continuously becoming in its other side to the hair styling preparation area.

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This process was divided to three stages, each one functioning as a partition between spaces. A first partition begins as a barber work post and ends as a hair wash post.
A second partition begins as a barber work post and ends as a sitting area for clients.
A third partition begins as a barber work post and ends as a secretary’s post.

By these partitions separated areas were created between the barbers’ posts, which end with the functions that prepare the client for the hair styling.

The barber shop begins at its rear and pours toward the outer space.

Barber Shop Israel – Building Information

Client: Eli Vise
Materials: epoxy, gypsum, flexible wood, glass, ceramics
Interior Area: 55 sqm
Outside Area: 35 sqm

Rehovot Barber Shop images / information from lior vaknin 080109

Design Concepts

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I personally believe that in the future designers will turn to nature to recieve their inspiration. Nature has a natural logic and its own internal order.

Concepts such as structural integrity and flexibility should be, as far as I am concerned, in the bible of design concepts. To see how to apply such concepts in design one doesn’t need to look much further than a few miles outside any city. Shapes and structure which are both very appealing and highly usefull and realistic for survival and function interest me for application in the design.

As a designer I try to follow the law inherent in nature and pass its cocnclusions to design realization. The hair strand project started its way by considering the idea of what a hair strand is and what kind of insights it can provide for designing the interior space of the barber shop.

Barber Shop Israel design : Lior Vaknin

Barber Shop Rehovot images / information from Lior Vaknin


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