Immersive Luxury – Youth Lab by Nickolas Gurtler Interior Design
Claremont, WA, Australia
As a heightened and immersive luxury wellness experience, Youth Lab is imagined from a place that reinforces its ethos as a committed and innovative offering. Nickolas Gurtler Interior Design takes cues from renowned international hospitality brands to take clients on an elevated journey.
Located in Perth’s Claremont, Youth Lab inserts itself as a hallmark experience for its clients, dedicated to both wellness and transformation. The space aims to capture the essence of the brand as an exclusive and luxurious offering, with finishes and considered nuances to match in intention to detail. Housed within an existing 1930s heritage listed building, the clinic sees a number of insertions to comprise the new space, while still allowing the existing building and its history to be seen and subsequently celebrated. The interior is approached from a place of temperance, instead of purely encasing the space in a permanent overhaul. Nickolas Gurtler Interior Design captures a similar spirit seen in Europe and the US of a specialised treatment and hotel space, dedicated to betterment, and then fuses these musing elements within Youth Lab.
Elements of familiar residential and hospitality touches also feature heavily throughout these initial meeting and waiting spaces, inspired by a want to encourage calm and lessen anxieties of clients.
Built by Perth Citi Fitout, Youth Lab needed to feel both representative of its technological approach and also be welcoming. As a result, the lobby, waiting and ancillary spaces are imagined as hotel lobbies, full of fascinating and curated curious pieces. Elements of familiar residential and hospitality touches also feature heavily throughout these initial meeting and waiting spaces, inspired by a want to encourage calm and lessen anxieties of clients. Similar to the role of a parlour in a grand residence, the main sitting room emphasises the heritage proportions, while also being the showpiece of the space.
The design sees both boldly veined marble and metal come together to create a sense of the sharp and refined, as well as the older and more time-wearing qualities of the stone. The palette is deliberately restrained, helping to emphasise the use of colour and its saturation in places and create a hierarchy for the eye. Brushed brass, darkened bronze, smoked mirror and stainless-steel sit next to hand-trowelled plaster, alabaster and plush textures, creating a sense of balance while also elevating the tactile interactions for both clients and staff.
The design sees both boldly veined marble and metal come together to create a sense of the sharp and refined, as well as the older and more time-wearing qualities of the stone.
Both sharp and playful, Youth Lab inserts a welcomed dose of personality into its storied space, where Nickolas Gurtler Interior Design has carved a welcoming and embracing base.