For Cut Throat, TANK steered clear from the typical 'vintage' barbershop look and designed a unique interior. The interior pays homage to the historical site whilst incorporating masculine materials and cool palette that bridges the existing building with the Cut Throat brand. It was important not to fight with the existing architectural language and overwhelmingly warm colour palette. Thus as a principle, TANK treated any new design element and materials in a controlled and consistent way. anything new that was added stayed within a palette of cool, reflective, fresh and natural materials such as zinc, steel, wood and white stone. This all reflects the boys New Zealand's heritage and outdoor lifestyle.
"Cut Throat was never about a look or a trend - it was about creating a place where we would want to hang out ourselves"