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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(Please refer to below for more information), 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.
Abundant expressivity is imparted to the crystal of light by the overlapping of the white lattice and the metal wave, with the former gushing through the space like sparkling whitewater, and the latter producing a current filled with vibrant vitality.

Structurally, the white lattice compound consists of three dimensional lattice objects inserted between layers of planar grid objects, which are arranged to mutually interact, thereby further diversifying one's experience of the space's depth and expanse.

The light reflected off the metal waves and penetrating the white lattice produces intricate and constantly evolving expressions throughout the entire space that enables patrons to experience an ever-changing atmosphere as this layered structure will be perceived differently depending on their relative position and line of sight at any given time.

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.
By increasing the density of the white matrix above the central aisle, we were able to lower the height of the ceiling and break up the rhythm to create a cozy and inviting space where the body can become immersed in a hushed vibe as it passes under the white crystal covering the ceiling.

Moreover, variations in the purple and powdery silver color gradation on the walls surrounding the shampooing area confers the sparkle of life to the space.

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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美容院の空間計画。美しく瑞々しい、生命力に溢れる輝く髪をイメージさせ、その輝きに満ち溢れる空間が求められた。そこで、光輝く髪の美の理想の象徴として、天井全体に光の結晶体を作り、身体がその輝きに包まれるような空間創りを試みた。

髪の輝きと軽やかで優雅な流れを意識した、白い線材と金属の波を、幾何学的な模様で細かく編み掛けし金属の折り目を絡ませ、柔らかい光を放つ神秘的な結晶体を作り出す。
空間を駆け巡り、ほとばしる飛沫のように輝く白い線材と、瑞々しい生命力ある流れの金属波との重層が、光の結晶体として豊かな表情を生みだす。

白い線材造形物は二種類から構成され、面状の格子をレイヤー状に重ね、もう一方の立体格子をレイヤー間に相互が呼応するように配置し、空間の奥行きと広がりの体験を多様にする効果をもたらす。 
鑑賞者の位置や視線の角度に応じて、白い線材と金属の波の立体的な重なりが変化し、空間全体が絶え間なく表情を変え、移ろいゆく多様な雰囲気の空間体験を可能にしている。

室内のエリアごとに白い線材と金属の波の組合せ方に変化をつけ、外光が最も入るカットスペースでは、光の反射板となる金属の量を増すことで、季節や一日の自然光の変化を繊細に感知し、自然の移ろいを豊かに感じられる雰囲気を作り出す。
中央の通路スペースでは、白い線材の量を増し天井高さを低くし、心地良い変化のリズムを作り出す。天井に覆いつくされた白い結晶体の下で、静寂な世界観に身体が包み込まれる 。
シャンプースペースの壁は、紫色とパウダー状のシルバー色でグラデーション状に変化させ、生命力のある煌めきを空間に与えている。

幾重にも絡み合う白い線材と金属のレイヤーにより、髪の美しさを孕む神秘的な輝きと深遠な奥行きを創出する空間体験の実現を目指した。

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category : beauty salon
location : japan
date : 2017
design team : Moriyuki Ochiai, Jillian Lei, Marie Uno
pottery art design: Moriyuki Ochiai
pottery art production: Nanzan Ito
construtor : Seiko Service / Aslego
special paint : Osamu Yamaguchi
photo: Fumio Araki

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