Berghain designers Studio Karhard creates club-feel inside The Urban Dentist
Interiors of The Urban Dentist by Studio Karhard

Berghain designers Studio Karhard creates club-feel inside The Urban Dentist

Light-up walls, mirrored partitions, and colourful stone surfaces help channel a "cool bar" aesthetic inside this dental office in Berlin, which has been completed by Studio Karhard – the designers of renowned nightclub Berghain.

Owned by three young dentists, The Urban Dentist has been designed by Studio Karhard to seem more like a "concept store or cool bar".

This is a familiar aesthetic for the studio, who's founders Thomas Karsten and Alexandra Erhard were responsible for  developing the interiors of Berghain – a renowned electronica nightclub in eastern Berlin that occupies a former power plant.

Interiors of The Urban Dentist by Studio Karhard

"We wanted to create an atmosphere where patients could feel relaxed and fearless," Karsten and Erhard told Dezeen. "So we tried to avoid typical dentist colours like white and glossy surfaces".

The clinic is situated at a busy traffic junction near the city's S-Bahn railway line, lending it the name of The Urban Dentist.

Interiors of The Urban Dentist by Studio Karhard

Upon entering the dentists, guests check in for their appointments at a black desk inlaid with oversized green and peach-coloured aggregate.

Directly behind sits an orange mirror screen divider, which closes off a small admin office.

Interiors of The Urban Dentist by Studio Karhard

The rear wall of the adjacent waiting area has been fitted with LED strip lights that can be programmed to change colour.

Extra ring-shaped lights have been suspended from the ceiling, hanging above a pair of circular pink seating pods.

Interiors of The Urban Dentist by Studio Karhard

Panels of fluted glass walls in the dentists' corridor are also bordered with strip lights. In the following treatment rooms, cabinets storing dental tools have been completed with baby pink cupboard doors and colourful flecked countertops.

Perforated sheets of gold-hued metal have been used to cover radiators that run along the bottom of the peripheral wall.

Interiors of The Urban Dentist by Studio Karhard

Several other studios have designed dentists to put patients' anxieties at ease – Urban Agency installed curved timber walls to a dental practice in Dublin to create a series of light and airy treatment rooms, while RIGI Design placed a dining room-style waiting area inside a dental clinic in Tianjin to make it seem more warm and welcoming.

Photography is by Stefan Wolf Lucks.

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The Urban Dentist by Studio Karhard
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Interiors of The Urban Dentist by Studio Karhard
Interiors of The Urban Dentist by Studio Karhard
Interiors of The Urban Dentist by Studio Karhard
Interiors of The Urban Dentist by Studio Karhard