The Fudge Pop-Up Salon
by Zaha Hadid

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The Fudge Pop-Up Salon by Zaha Hadid Architects

London Design Festival: Zaha Hadid teamed up with hairdressing brand Fudge to create a pop-up hair salon in London last week.

The Fudge Pop-Up Salon by Zaha Hadid Architects

The Fudge Pop-Up Salon was installed in a monochrome gallery space in Clerkenwell, alongside models and furniture designed by Hadid's studio.

The Fudge Pop-Up Salon by Zaha Hadid Architects

"Zaha wanted to share that beyond buildings we have a large design portfolio of furniture and product design, and Fudge was excited to have her work as a backdrop to their avant garde approach to hairstyling," explained project architect Melodie Leung.

The Fudge Pop-Up Salon by Zaha Hadid Architects

The salon was located on the lowest floor of the gallery, where a white relief model of one of Hadid's latest buildings protruded from one of the walls. Named King Adullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre, this building is currently under construction in Saudi Arabia.

The Fudge Pop-Up Salon by Zaha Hadid Architects

Above: photograph is by Marcus Peel

Black geometric shapes on the floor fanned out from the model, outlining the positions for each hairstyling station. "The black shapes were designed to integrate the stations with the relief," said Leung.

The salon was open for just five days, to coincide with the London Design Festival and London Fashion Week.

Other recent exhibitions by Hadid include a collection of paintings and installations in Madrid and a pleated metal funnel at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

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Photography is by the architects, apart from where otherwise stated.

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  • abc

    Hadid vomited.

    • hurr durr

      Haters gonna hate.

  • benschmideg

    I can see that the actual salon equipment is placed within the black demarcations of Hadid, but I would’ve liked to have seen more integration with the actual installation. It’s beautiful, but how is it “teaming up” if a precious object is placed in the corner?

  • salondesignlondon

    Very strange design, still impressive.