Ruchki da Nozhki Salon
Spora planters make appearance in design firm MADE's build out of Ruchki da Nozhki Salon , a highly-anticipated arrival in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. “I wanted to build a well-designed place where everything from the polish display to the pedicure bench to the acetone bottle was aesthetically pleasing,” says owner Katya Kan. “The details were important to us.” Working with architects Ben Bischoff and Jess Thomas of design firm Design/Build/Made, Kan was able to create a beautifully-decorated environment that features “millennial pink” walls and open shelving. The nail lounge strives to be a socially-conscious business, which means taking care of the staff and clients' health and well-being, creating the most efficient workplace, developing safe procedures, paying fair wages, and using all-natural products for treatments. “We are the first salon in New York state to comply with the latest regulations on local ventilation as each station is equipped with a powerful exhaust system that absorbs nail dust, vapors, and fumes to ensure clean air,” says Kan. “We work closely with unions to train our staff and make sure they know labor laws and understand their rights. We take all of it as a social responsibility, and we hope to win our customers’ trust by doing things ethically.”
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Photography: Nicole Franzen
The collection was photographed at the home of Catherine Gertner and Nathan Bruckner. The recent husband and wife designed and renovated this financial district apartment inside a converted 1930s office building. The simple, harmonious proportions and the maximized efficiency of the limited space was inspired by the philosophy and designs of Le Corbusier and belgian designer Axel Vervoordt.