6:19 Studio, Kyiv, Ukraine
6:19 Studio is a tattoo studio located in Kyiv's historic neighborhood of Podil. The space spans an area of 111 m² on the ground floor of a residential building. The founder of the studio is a Ukrainian artist Ulyana Nesheva. Ulyana has dedicated her life to art, so the interior of her first studio was to become a reflection of her style and artistic vision. There are almost no doors in the studio; all the halls are unified, so visitors immediately enter into a large open space. To the right of the entrance, balbek bureau placed a soft waiting area, and to the left, a uniquely-shaped, 800-pound graphite concrete table. Its edge has been beaten down by hand, giving it a unique and enchanting power, as a tattoo on the human body. The table unites all areas and serves as both a reception desk and a work surface for artists to design their future works. It resembles a wave flowing from the reception into the living area. Its velvety-matte surface is in stark contrast with the shiny vintage table lamp of polished chrome.
At the entrance, balbek bureau hung from the ceiling hangers made of metal cables and cloth hangers from propro. The total length of the cables measures 100 meters, uniquely designed by our team. Opposite the entrance is a room for rest, where artists can spend their free time. It is united with the studio space through tall rectangular portals. As the graphite table continued into this room, next to it balbek bureau placed high chairs. Right behind the reception is located a wall with a large round hole. Through it, you can see the main studio hall where the tattooing takes place. To the right is another passage that leads directly to the hall and dressing room. The main hall is a large spacious room filled with light. Minimalist black tattoo beds stand along both sides. balbek bureau moved the air conditioning system from the ceiling to the walls. And also did this with lighting fixtures, fire, and security systems to achieve a smooth and calm canvas ceiling. Between the two walls is placed a black cube. It houses a hidden wardrobe, a lavatory, and a dressing room for artists and customers. balbek bureau placed the mirror in the bathroom at an angle, which gives an impression of a broken geometry of the space and the illusion of repeated reflection.
Principal Architects：Slava Balbek．Nata Kurylenko
Character of Space：Tattoo Studio
Total Floor Area：111 m²
Photos：Yevhenii Avramenko．Nata Kurylenko