Featured store: Doc’s Barbershop in Chengdu
Doc’s Barbershop has opened in Chengdu, a stunning retail space that also features a cocktail bar.
The store was designed by Shanghai-based H Creates Design, headed by New Zealander Hannah Churchill.
The Chengdu Taikoo Li mall venue delivers a bold, modern look with elegant accents, including a large curved plush velvet banquette and logo-etched copper wall.
Churchill describes the design as “vintage but with clever pops of texture and colour” to give a modern and fresh look.
“In a busy retail mall, the store aims to provide a place of refuge where a discerning patron relaxes, with a beverage in hand or having their grooming needs met.”
The entrance is centred around a high-end cocktail bar with vintage mirror and classic detailing. The seating area to the right uses leather and velvet to create a touch of elegance is flanked on one side by a cooper-panelled wall. The eight barber’s stations have been designed for comfort of the staff as well as providing a high-end luxury experience for the clientele.
Photography: Mick Ryan.