yasunari tsukada design: end...Link beauty salon yasunari tsukada design: end...Link beauty salon
apr 22, 2013

yasunari tsukada design: end...Link beauty salon

‘end…Link’ salon by yasunari tsukada designphoto by stirling elmendorfall images courtesy of yasunari tsukada design




the ‘end…Link’ beauty salon was first developed five years ago, but over time, as the team began to grow and expand, the space began to feel cramped, prompting the owner to up size and change locations.


the now larger storefront located in kitahorie osaka–a rented narrow unit, with the entirety of the elongated area measuring 28m deep, with a uniform width of 4.4m–has been conceived by yasunari tsukada design. the japanese studio has utilized the length of the volume, dividing it according to different treatment areas: spa room, shampoo space, styling space, managing to still keep it open (despite the particular working restrictions) through the minimal use of partitions. the main features of the salon are the extensible walls which are lined with three-dimensional wooden lattice screens that, while acting as architectural pieces to define the area, add visual interest amongst the otherwise white and concrete design. these structural frameworks also function for storage or tables for customers when glass panels are installed. it goes without saying that all beauty boutiques must have mirrors. at the owner’s request, yasunari tsukada has conceived the reflective surfaces to also stand as places for storing and hanging objects.



styling space: the main feature of the salon is a wooden lattice framework which acts as open storage, and provides tables for customers to place their belongingsphoto by stirling elmendorf




mirrors can be used for storage and hanging objectsphoto by stirling elmendorf



different workstation typologiesphotos by stirling elmendorf



left: styling space work stationsright: waiting area and hallway connecting the styling space to the shampoo areaphotos by stirling elmendorf



left: spa roomright: reception in the styling spacephoto by stirling elmendorf



reception deskphoto by stirling elmendorf



wooden furniture adds warmth to the otherwise white and concrete unitphoto by stirling elmendorf


floor plan



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