This Tokyo Barber Shop Boasts a Minimalist Pared Down Interior

By: Rebecca Byers - May 29, 2015
References: mikiyakobayashi & retaildesignblog.net
This recently opened Udagawa barber shop in Tokyo is a highly innovative minimalist approach to the conventional salon space. The conceptual layout is pared down to contain only the essentials, while it is also stands out thanks to its contrasting plywood and white walls.The space was designed by Mikiya Kobayashi.

The emptiness of the space is wonderfully refreshing, especially when compared to the stereotypical buzz of a traditional salon space filled with copies of old magazines. The black fixtures and sleek high-tech salon chairs leave plenty of room for imagination and is sure to be a conversation-starter in itself.

The stylized barber shop space commands a great amount of attention thanks to its general curb appeal, especially when compared to the colorful overwhelming graphics of its neighbors.