desing around us
Japanese architects Ninkipen! have planted a tree at the centre of this hair salon in Kadoma and surrounded it with mirrored A-frames.
Half of these mirrors are arranged at right angles to the other half so that customers don't have to look one another in the eye when having a haircut.
More plants are scattered around the salon, while a spotty dog statue greets customers at the door.
Small splashes of colour also crop up around the space on chairs, ornaments and electrical cable surrounds.
See more projects by Ninkipen! here, including an office with a bubbly facade.
Photography is by Hiroki Kawata.
Here's some more text from the architects:
This is an interior design for a hair salon in Osaka, Japan.
First of all, we plant a pachira is 3m in height, and put mirrors around it like a swirl. Next, we set more mirrors and plants around them.
By this, you can relax in front of a mirror because your eyes don’t meet other costumers, and you can look increased images of plants reflected in mirrors.
We try to create a new scenery of hair salon by an original placement of mirrors.
Project name: LE CINQ
Architect: YASUO IMAZU / ninkipen!
Use: hair salon
Location: Kadoma city, Osaka, Japan