a pop-up hair salon


as the rise of pop-up shops continues, we’re starting to see just how far the concept can be taken.  a recent collaboration between Karl Lagerfeld and HPP architects has given us the ‘Schwarzkopf Lightbox’ – a pop up hair salon!

located in Düsseldorf, Germany, the hair salon is two stories high and is an entirely reusable, recyclable and mobile building. the structure took four weeks to build on site and the exterior facade is made of 60 back-lit panels.  the silhouetted photos of models can be changed upon request, and are all pictures from Lagerfeld’s Music Lovers photo exhibition.

as you can see, the second floor is where the actual hair-stylin’ takes place – and clients can sit and watch the passers-by walk through the park while they’re getting their hair did.   the bottom floor is open, and equiped with benches – inviting everyone to participate and interact with the pop up hair salon.

the first sketches were done by Karl Lagerfeld himself, he then took the ideas to HPP architects, where they helped realize and plan the structure.  this team seems to work together quite well, and i hope we can see some more collaborations in the future.  is there anything Lagerfeld can’t do!?

images belong to Jens Kirchner


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