It took a while, but it seems that Amsterdam has finally caught up with the “authentic barbershop” trend. Amsterdam -based architect Ard Hoksbergen took the task upon him and recently opened Barber, a traditional shaving salon placed within a 19th-century shop in the downtown core of the capital city of the Netherlands. The project expresses a raw, but warm atmosphere, where mainly natural materials are used. A floor of old sawn floor beams, clay plaster, pine plates, leather and concrete provide an industrial-type feel, exposing a network of copper pipes that influence the inner workings of the barber shop. Good work Amsterdam! Keep the cool things coming.
detail of the front reception
right: towel storage and main barber chair
left: interior cutting space with the barber shop
right: antique barber chair
left: detail of the reception wall
right: glass case for accessories
exterior of the barber shop