Sharkra Medispa

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The brief required a ‘face lift’ of a rundown beauty tenancy.  The new layout allows for the Medispa and School to be positioned side by side establishing a precedent in beauty school training within Tasmania.  The design tactic for the fit out stemmed from the idea of a ‘beauty theatre’, with the aim of creating a layered space filled with drama and surprise.

‘Theatre thresholds’ provided a secondary tool to arrange the linear space, dividing it into three sections (front of house, front stage and back stage). Central to the scheme is a large timber joinery item that acts as a ‘curtain’ providing a buffer between the ‘on show’ front stage treatments (makeup and nails) and the more hidden ‘behind the scenes’ treatments (waxing and massage).

Photography by Jonathan Wherrett