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Since its founding in 2017, Spanish firm Clap Studio has accumulated international awards for its playful interiors. A recent project, Septiembre, a 1,300-square-foot dermatological clinic in Valencia, shows why. Inspired by the name, which is the Spanish word for September, the aster became a centerpiece of the concept, as the perennial blooms that same month. “Everything revolves around relaxation,” Clap cofounder and creative director Jordi Iranzo says. Nature and calm are perhaps best seen in the light, bright waiting room. Wrapping its perimeter are wooden bleachers, some surfaces fitted with cushions for seating, most dotted with hundreds of small white pedestals ranging from 2 to 25 inches tall—Clap’s abstract nod to a wildflower field. Actual flowers, albeit preserved, are clustered in corners. Cerulean ceramic tile fronting the reception desk recalls blue sky; a yellow acrylic “sun” behind it dips gracefully toward the horizon. Farther in, the consultation room proclaims “Wake up your skin” in custom neon signage. It and the treatment rooms are rounded, entered through archways that can be cordoned off with curtains the color of goldenrod.
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