FEATURED: DESIGNER BEHIND VIBRANT CBD BARBERSHOP BY PRESTIGIOUS INDUSTRY AWARDS
The stunningly unconventional Langanis has exceeded traditional expectations of how a barbershop looks, with his design featuring avant-garde spaces teeming with edgy neon lighting, unparalleled urban décor and a lively and memorable atmosphere.
Born in Abu Dhabi but of Iranian descent, Borhan says he challenged classical notions of how a barbershop should look, resulting in a design with ultra-modern spaces that reflect the brand and the trendiness of the shop’s target clientele.
“When conceptualising a commercial space, I look at the design comprehensively in order to curate an intrinsically meaningful brand which is based on how customers experience a business,” Borhan said.
For the barbershop, Borhan designed the interior to manifest the art of precision. He considered the fact that hairdressing is an art of precision, hence, he worked on ratios and angles when conceptualising the design.
“The unkind dimensions of Langanis required a compartmentalisation that would promote the entrance and front café as appealing for passers-by in a busy thoroughfare; a central abdomen that features enough client chairs to cover costs; and functional washing and styling zones towards to the rear,” Borhan said.
“The precision and sharp angular characteristics of scissors formed a design language for each space’s unique geometry which is further fortified with energetic lighting that pours onto industrial exposed brick walls, signifying the ever-evolving world of fashion,” he added.