Commissioned to design the interiors of a new beauty clinic in Kyiv, interior designer Anastasiia Tempynska, founder of the Kyiv-based studio Temp project, drew inspiration as much from the advanced, laser-based technologies that are currently used as from nature’s rugged beauty, as a nod to the use of organic cosmetics. Minimalist in aesthetic, the clinic’s reception and five treatment rooms are soulfully animated by a rich tapestry of contrasting textures, sculptural furnishings, and pink and baby blue accents. The result is an otherworldly space, both futuristic and primordial, where technology and nature harmoniously co-exist.
The scheme’s underlying dialogue between technology and nature is primarily expressed through the interplay of textures and forms. Rugged, textured walls recall raw pumice stone and therapeutic mud, while metallic curtains and stainless-steel shelving convey a space-age sensibility. Bespoke consoles featuring chunky stone-like tops, and a standout reception counter custom-designed to resemble a boulder, are contrasted with precision-cut polygonal mirrors and orderly glass block partitions. Meanwhile, bouclé-upholstered sofas with soft curves and rounded edges enhance the tactile richness, adding softness and warmth.
Swathed in tones of white and grey, the clinic’s monastic ambiance is subtly enriched by pops of baby blue and pink; the first colour used for the saucer chairs, sideboards and neon inscriptions that hint at the clinic’s laser technologies, and the latter evoking the redness of human skin after cosmetic treatments, reflected in the wall and ceiling light-toned colorations, sculptural side tables and plexiglass cubes.