To reinforce his new plant-derived hair and skin care product line, Philip Pelusi engaged Pittsburgh architects, Gerald Lee Morosco, Architects, PC to develop a new image for his group of metropolitan Pittsburgh salons.
This salon, in the South Hills Village Mall, was the second in a series in which the design was based upon an unfolding geometric abstraction of a plant leaf form. Representative of the natural ingredients in Pelusi's new product line, the forms were developed into the overall pattern and detail of the salon, beginning with the floor plan, and growing into the design and detailing of the custom casework and ceilings.
Giffin Interior & Fixture, Inc. has a long history with the Pelusi organization, having fabricated the casework and acted as general contractor for Philip's first salon in Squirrel Hill some 19 years ago and for almost a dozen other locations since. Morosco's designs for the new concept salons advanced the requirements for the Pelusi projects to a much higher level of design and craftsmanship than previous salons. This advancement necessitated innovation in construction techniques and materials and excellence in project teamwork.