Splash laundromat which is located in Barcelona and designed by Frederic Perers, looks more like an intergalactic night club rather than an eco-friendly place to wash your skivvies. It also fiercely challenges the stigma of your average, somewhat decrepit little place on the corner (at least in New York), and forever raises the standards of laundromats around the world.
Steel was selected as the vertical surface element in the area of the time machines, (just kidding), laundry machines and dryers, and the orange tones are reflected by the steel to “serve as a warm counter element to the coldness of the metal”, explained Perers. The shop window playfully appears to be supported by clotheslines, and wood is used to further juxtapose the modernity of the self service laundromat in the form of sitting benches and folding tables. The washing machines and dryers are state of the art in terms of sustainability. Even the waste water is pre-treated. As one could safely predict, Perers’s design fit right in with the trendy crowd of Barcelona, and a second Splash location will be opening up.