Vine Hair Salon by SIDES CORE in Kobe, Japan

published in: Interiors By Yatzer, 28 January 2014

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photo © Yoshiro Masuda.

SIDES CORE design studio has recently completed a hair salon in Kobe, Japan, following an interior design approach focused on abstraction coupled with the intention of creating a space that in essence is ''gradually taking shape.'' Located in a shopping district on the outskirts of the city, the aim behind the creation of the hair salon is to encourage connections amongst its patrons through an abundance of space for socialising and other activities. Based on the idea that our social networks are comparable to the growing tendrils of creeper plants, the metaphor of vines was used as a visual element in the space: arched pipes have been installed that recall the supporting garden structures for vine canopies, upon which the light fixtures’ cables have been woven like entwining plants. In a similar fashion, knotted and woven cords have been used for the furniture. The rough finish on the ceiling and deliberate scarce use of objects generate the feeling of an impromptu pop-up studio, a place that – just like human relationships – is constantly changing and reinventing itself.

Based in Osaka, Japan, SIDES CORE Studio was founded in 2005 by designers Sohei and Sumiko Arao. The studio whose motto is ''seeking the essence of things'', is involved in product design, interior design and architecture has also  received a ‘Special Mention’ at the 2010 Milan Salone Satellite Design Report Awards.

Vine Hair Salon
address
: 2-6-16 2F, Tsukimiya Honmachi, Sumaku, Kobe, Japan.

photo © Yoshiro Masuda.

photo © Yoshiro Masuda.

photo © Yoshiro Masuda.

photo © Yoshiro Masuda.

photo © Yoshiro Masuda.

photo © Yoshiro Masuda.

photo © Yoshiro Masuda.

photo © Yoshiro Masuda.

photo © Yoshiro Masuda.

photo © Yoshiro Masuda.

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    stacy | 2014-04-04 11:53:37

    That is so cute, I would of never thought of that. I am definitely making me one or maybe a few! Lol

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