M11 Studio Hair Salon Auckland


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We were delighted when Lauren Hare picked up the Supreme Award in the 2016 Interior Awards. ECC contributed to the lighting design of the sleek interiors and supplied both decorative and task lighting to the project.

M11 is a highly graphic remodelling of a former art gallery on a corner site in Newmarket. This unique, contemporary high-end hair salon draws inspiration from the minimalist art forms and mirrored box-like sculptures of Donald Judd and Robert Morris. Light reflects off the brass detailing and smokey mirrors adding warmth to the hard surfaces.

ECC responded to the black and brass colour palette by recommending that task lighting blend into the black ceilings. The almost invisible Laser Blade downlights were perfect due to their minimal profile. They output a very high CRI which accurately portrays the colour spectrum, which was needed for hair colouring and styling.

The Brightgreen LED D900 SH surface mounted downlights also perform well on CRI and were specified in warm white light output.

Brass was brought into the decorative lighting, where spheres in a variety of styles were favoured. From the Copycat table lamp and Aballs pendant at reception to Flos' IC Pendants over the wash basins, globes of diffused light with brass detailing soften the linear layout of the salon.

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ECC has built a reputation for providing the absolute finest in European designer lighting and furniture. ECC was established in 1909 by George Levett Thorburn and is now run by grandson Mike Thorburn. Mike has been the driving force behind the development of an extensive range of designer lighting and furniture products over the last 30 years.

ECC continually searches the world for innovative designs and inventive solutions to meet increasingly complex lighting and design requirements. Every item in our showroom has been personally selected with an eye for the unique and original, something we have a true passion for. We firmly believe in building long term relationships with manufacturers as evidenced by our 20 year association with iGuzzini, Flos and Artemide; brands which draw on the talents of some of the world's leading designers.