A TONI&GUY Salon in Port Melbourne, designed by Travis Walton Architecture, has won the Retail Design Award at the Australian Interior Design Awards. The salon was commended for its take on TONI&GUY’s famously chic and timeless aesthetic.
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The winning TONI&GUY salon in Port Melbourne

The salon design followed a relocation from a salon three times the size and was able to use the limited space to advantage. The architecture team worked to create an intimate, boutique feel for the new salon, with a secluded washroom area below a VIP mezzanine section. The design team utilised black steel and American Oak, combining a sleek modern look with a sense of rustic history.

“We incorporated a mezzanine structure that cantilevered over the main salon space, and drew ideas from the traditional salon experience, where each new process took place in a separate area,” said lead architect Travis Walton of the separate cutting floor, colour salon and washroom. “We installed timber cladding and dim lighting in the washroom, to encourage relaxation, and retained the existing heritage roof trusses in the mezzanine colour salon to contrast with the sleek fit out below. The cutting floor became a minimal gallery-style space, with individual stations zoned and framed by black metal units that conceal equipment and power supply.”

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The salon has separate cutting, colour and wash sections

The smart design won for an approach that was both classic and innovative. “Travis Walton Architecture has skilfully manipulated the existing spatial volume through the introduction of a mezzanine, demonstrating a thorough understanding of classic design principles,” said the judging panel.

The architecture team are expanding internationally to a UK office, bolstered by their award-winning work with premium brand TONI&GUY.

For more information visit www.toniandguy.com.au