We converted this barbershop by adding large inset displays for merchandise on both sides of the room, which are sitting on top of the old barbershop cabinetry. By taking away the barber chairs there was much more floor space to have some seating and a half court vinyl on the floor. A goal we had was to create a lounge area that still left enough room to mingle at the event. We chose high-end basketball net inspired chairs with a locker room looking bench and a mirrored coffee table to coincide with the mirrored display walls.
The concept was inspired by a basketball locker room with a lux urban edge. Both displays are lit up with custom neon arrows to highlight the Puma shoes and LED strips, which highlight the high gloss white paint and chain link fence feature. Surrounding both displays are clear mirrored acrylic panels which make the room look more spacious and can also be for selfies and to try the featured clothing on.
For the furniture in the center of the room, we chose two leather chairs from Rapport International Furniture and a smoked mirrored coffee table from Modani. The Get Fresh mirrored coffee table underneath the hanging basketballs creates another interesting moment for people as they set their cocktails down. The bench was already in the barbershop, but also worked with our concept and doesn’t visually block the entrance.
We incorporated a few fun elements like the basketball arcade game and keeping one of the barber chairs open. They encourage socializing and set the tone to be easy going and welcome guests to stay for a couple of cocktails.
This design came together quickly, but the outcome was so rewarding to see everyone enjoy themselves at this two day event. Thank you to anyone who came and showed support!