‘ne’ by teruhiro yanagihara in osaka, japan
all images courtesy teruhiro yanagihara
photographer: takumi ota
osaka-based atelier teruhiro yanagihara has sent us images of ‘ne’, a hair salon in the heart of the japanese city.
designed for a pair of young entrepreneurs, the project takes a new and highly modern approach in
interpreting the set program, creating a space that conceals its purpose to unfold in a narrative sequence.
sculptural mirror units
the clean minimalist salon is characterized by a series of abstracted objects and volumes:
the hairdressing chairs are set behind folded mirror screens that are positioned to sculpturally
divide the room. an oversized set of steps made from concrete sits on an elevated wooden platform
marking the waiting area of the salon. each tread serves as an elongated seating surface
as well as a display shelf.
elevated waiting area
to maintain a crisp and surreal aesthetic, the lights are located in an upward facing canal
that runs along the length of the wall. thin and homogenous, they look to be folded out
slits in the surface. in a similar manner, the doors feature seamless spines as if made from paper.
door of a storage closet