Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ryder Salon wins Australian Hair Expo award

Huge congrats to Greg Murrell and the team at Ryder Salon who scooped the Best New Salon Design Award at the Australian Hair Expo awards in Sydney on Monday night. The beautifully designed space, created by architects Petr Cvejn and Andrew Greenslade made great use of the existing puriri floors and took on board the history of the Britomart area by incorporating abstract references to the region's steel workshops and boatbuilding industry. There is also a strong Japanese undertone to the space and, following on with Murrell's partnership with artist Michael Parekowhai in the last Ryder Salon, there will soon be a series of new Parekowhai works in the windows facing the street - effectively creating a new public artwork for the Britomart precinct. Well done Ryder!