Splash launderette
by Frederic Perers

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Neon lights and steel panels make the interior of this Barcelona launderette look more like a nightclub (+ slideshow).

Splash laundrette by Frederic Perers

Local interior designer Frederic Perers used steel panels to box in the washing machines and dryers at the rear of the shop.

Splash laundrette by Frederic Perers

"The orange tone everywhere reflects in the steel and serves as a warm counter element to the coldness of the metal," explained Perers.

Splash laundrette by Frederic Perers

Along the side wall, glossy white tiles reflect the colourful lights.

Splash laundrette by Frederic Perers

Customers can wait for their laundry on the wooden benches and fold their clothes on the wooden countertops.

Splash laundrette by Frederic Perers

Neon lights frame the entrance and bounce off the white walls inside.

Splash laundrette by Frederic Perers

White lights shine through the gaps in the false ceiling of gridded black panels.

Splash laundrette by Frederic Perers

We've previously featured moth-repelling furniture for laundry rooms and clothes hangers that clean your garments with charcoal.

Splash laundrette by Frederic Perers

We've published lots of projects in Barcelona, including a restaurant where huge wicker lampshades hang over the tables and a pizzeria that looks like a warehouse full of boxes and containers – see all architecture and interiors in Barcelona.

Splash laundrette by Frederic Perers

Photographs are by Pau Faus.

Here's some more information from the designer:


Splash laundromat

We have selected steel as the vertical surface element in the area of washing machines and dryers, which disappear under it. The orange tone, everywhere, reflects in the steel and serves as a warm counter element to the coldness of the metal. The remaining areas are treated with neutral elements: shiny white tiles -commonly used in spaces with water, light coloured floor and a false ceiling made with black vertical plates. The long length lay-out of the floor is interrumpted by counters for folding clothes, the waiting areas, and entertainment zone. At the entrance, neon lights are used as an element of communication and the shop window playfully appears to be supported by clothslines.

Splash laundrette by Frederic Perers

Above: floor plan

Project: Splash
Interior design: Frederic Perers
Graphic design: Gemma Alberich
Location: Barcelona
Year of completion: 2012
Area: 80 m2

  • http://www.render-arquitectura.com cristina

    Impressive result with the reflection of light on steel. Good job!

  • http://www.architectuul.com Aleesha

    Makes the average laundromat look derelict in comparison.

  • Concerned Citizen

    Is it intentional for the coloured lights to hide the fact that the clothes are still dirty after washing?

  • Dave Gronlie

    Looks great. I’d do my laundry here. That being said, just how many (as in how few) machines are in this space and would they be able to bring in enough money to pay for the design of this launderette, let alone any monthly rental or upkeep costs?

  • jayzzzzz

    Maybe the photographer has over-saturated the orange or it’s the way it is shot, but judging from the photos I don’t know if the designer has considered the users of the launderette – the light is going to ruin all the colour perception of the clothes.