INTERIOR DESIGN OF A DENTAL SURGERY
interior design | custom furniture | colors | surgery | fuctional organization | spatial identity | brand identity
For their new surgery, two dentists choose the space of a big shop, located at the ground floor of a three-storeys building and facing a small plaza. The idea was to design a surgery with a large and lightly customers area, marked by a friendly atmosphere, in order to contrast the coldness of clinical area and to make it psychologically confortable the passing from the outdoor space to the surgery zone. Vivid colors, curved walls and transparency are the tools used to design such a space. Colors are used in strict connection with architecture: they underline the different shapes of curved walls or, on the contrary, destroy the homogeneity of some spaces. This last is the case of the long inner corridor. In order to change the perception of it as a kind of dark tunnel, it is deconstructed into a sequence of colored panels, made out of plasterboard walls and of sliding doors (yellow, dark-blue and very pale-blue). The yellow panels are located in the darkest side of corridor and the tonal quality is accentuated by the effect of artificial lighting. All the spaces experienced before the access to the surgery’s studios are painted by vivid or neutral colors: yellow, dark-blue, pale-blue, warm light-grey. A contrast between sharp and smooth finishing of surfaces of the same color adds a tactile perception of space. The abstractness of colored wall contrasts with the strong vein of the wood used for the reception’s furniture and sliding doors. Customers service area is separated from the clinical area by a glass wall with large lettering, marking the access to it. There is a contrast between the colored transit and waiting area and the white bright walls of studios. Into clinical rooms a neutral-white tone with pale-blue highlights creates an aseptic atmosphere, interrupted here and there by large abstract signs, painted with the dominant colors of building (warm yellow and dark blue). All spaces of the building are open spaces, connected each other, at least visually, by means of openings and glass planes, both transparent and opaline. Walking through the spaces it is possible to see people working. Only clinical rooms, when custumers are in, are completely colosed. The doctors’ private office furniture is designed together with space and colors. Here the tones of dull blue dominate, contrasting with the warm vein of wooden elements.
Photographer: Francesco Castagna