Tokyo, JP



We performed the interior design for a beauty salon.

Deliverables included a space exuding the radiance associated with beautiful, vibrant and shiny hair brimming with vitality.
Therefore, we endeavored to create a space that would envelop the body in such radiance by making the entire ceiling into a luminous crystal symbolizing the ideal of resplendent hair.

Metallic waves, representing the bright, aerial, gracious way in which hair flows, are intricately weaved into a white matrix of geometric patterns (a lattice structure featuring a signature color gradation of white and wooden tones) to produce a mystical luminous crystal from which a subdued light scatters as it bounces off the creases in the metal.

Furthermore, we created a space in which minute shifts in natural light can be felt throughout the day and the seasons, and the evolving landscape appreciated to the fullest, by playing with the configuration of the white lattice/metal wave compound according to each area and increasing the circumvolutions in the metal waves acting as reflectors inside the hair cutting area where natural light comes in the most.

We sought to honor the beauty of hair and replicate the spatial experience of penetrating into its mysterious radiance and profound depth through the repeated entwinement of layers of lattice and metal.

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Status: Built
Location: Tokyo, JP
Firm Role: design
Additional Credits: Project Name: Crystalscape
Design Firm: Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
Design Team : Moriyuki Ochiai, Jillian Lei,Marie Uno
Use: Beauty salon
Location: Tokyo Japan

Client: Spea international
Constructor: Seiko Service / Aslego
Pottery Art Design: Moriyuki Ochiai
Pottery Art production: Nanzan Ito
Special paint : Osamu Yamaguchi
Photo: Fumio Araki