Brass and dry

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Helmut salon in Mount Eden, Auckland.

Helmut salon in Mount Eden, Auckland. Image: Emma Smales

Flexibility,” is one of Carlos Elias’s first words when talking about the brief he gave his designer before they commenced work on his Mt Eden Salon: Helmut. The minimalist interior turns into exhibition space, pop-up retail space and even gig venue; “all word of mouth” according to Elias.

The exquisite furniture was custom-made and a collaborative effort between Elias, Katie Lockhart and metal manufacturers Powersurge.

According to Lockhart, part of the idea was to use only one material, brass, and leave it untreated so that the ageing process will leave its mark. We like. 

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