Canadian studio 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. The shop is situated in an early 1900s shopfront on Vancouver’s westside and compliments the neighboring health and lifestyle shops and fitness studios.
Scott & Scott Architects designed the space in a manner that creates a comfortable treatment experience and exhibits the products within a shelving system designed to both display and store the select inventory.
A system of integrated detailing and velvet curtains within the color range of fig are utilized to create a relaxed experience with soft acoustics and illumination. Durable stone, terrazzo, metal and glass elements counter these softer elements where hygiene is paramount.
The design objective was to utilize the full volume of the compact space utilizing a limited system of colors and modular fittings. The shell was cleaned to the full height of the existing rafters (12’/3.5m) with a series of perforated steel half-cylinders fit to the 16” framing widths which integrate the services and indirect lighting into a repeated coffered ceiling. The modular assembly extends to the floor as display shelving which integrates storage, a washbasin and bench.
The three treatment pods utilize Japanese Barber chairs and are enveloped in full height velvet curtain for a uniform and acoustically dampened enclosure. Metal and wood wall units contain treatment supplies, equipment, a mirror and a small ambry for the guest’s bags and coat.
Scott & Scott Architects was founded in Vancouver by partners Susan and David Scott in 2013. The duo has also converted an old Vancouver warehouse into a liquid-nitrogen ice cream shop.