Scott & Scott Architects outfit Vancouver's Fig facial bar with scalloped green walls
Perforated green steel walls form curved nooks slotted with a washbasin and shelving inside this beauty store in Vancouver, designed by local studio Scott & Scott Architects.
Scott & Scott Architects designed the store for Fig – a skincare bar founded by Anita Chan and Jessica Walsh that offers a range of treatments including facials and injections.
It is located on Vancouver's westside inside a 400-square-foot (37-square-metre) storefront that dates back to the 1900s. The architecture studio stripped back the space to reveal the full height of the original wood rafters. The perforated steel wall is then integrated into the coffered ceiling.
Painted soft green, the modular, scalloped wall structure features shelves with dark grey marble tops slotted into the bottom for storing and displaying products, and additional glass shelves placed along the top.
Another nook is fitted with a green sink, which customers can use for trying the products.
"The modular assembly extends to the floor as display shelving, which integrates storage, a washbasin and bench," said the studio.
Long strips of lights are integrated within the tall crevices, with the illumination contrasting with the verdant palette elsewhere.
The studio chose this darker, green palette to emphasise Fig's use of "clean" products, which predominantly feature natural ingredients.
At the centre of Fig is an oval countertop also painted green with a grey marble top.
Another wall covered is dark green velvet curtains that conceal three private stalls or "treatment pods" for skin treatments and injections.
The plush curtains are full height and act as doors to treatment rooms, in addition to softening acoustics. Within the pods are light green Japanese barber chairs.
Additional metal and wood units house treatment supplies, equipment and a nook for storing bags and coats.
Rounding out Fig is a bathroom in that glows red with peach-coloured walls, floors and sink counter.
Scott & Scott Architects was founded in Vancouver by partners Susan and David Scott in 2013. The duo has also designed its office inside a former butcher shop in the city.
Other projects by the studio include a whitewashed ice cream parlor, a currywurst eatery with peg hole walls, and a concrete-covered space for Torafuku restaurant.
Photography is by Olivia Bull.
Project team: Susan Scott, David Scott, Ge-nan Peng
Builder: Milltown Construction