sides core's hair salon 'flux' in kyoto features suspended mirrors as centerpieces of the space

sides core's hair salon 'flux' in kyoto features suspended mirrors as centerpieces of the space

osaka-based practice sides core’s design for a hair salon in kyoto aims at setting an airy space featuring japanese visual simplicity and conceptual sophistication. called ‘flux’, the space is defined by stark concrete desk and dividers and levitating, light curtains and suspended mirrors.



located in a former car showroom, the existing space included floor-to-ceiling windows, which bring this breezy feeling in the shop when accompanied by white translucent curtains. the salon is almost free from furniture and other objects that could visually clutter it, while the double-sided mirrors in the center provide the feel of an even bigger and clearer space.



in flux, sides core wanted the mirrors to be the central objects of the shop — here, the two-sided reflecting pieces are shaped as books, which provides each of them with three client seats. the levitating objects are arranged 1.5 meters above the floor, thus letting the stylists easily look through the space.



the exposed utilities on the ceiling break the complete cleanliness while contributing to the airy concept with their deepness. even though they look monumental, all the space dividers are lower than the ceiling, which adds more transparency and lightness.









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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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