The Modern 'Ne' Salon in Osaka, Japan

By: Francis Tiangson - Published: Jan 20, 2011 • References: teruhiroyanagihara.jp and designboom
The 'ne' salon in Osaka, Japan takes minimalism to the extreme. The hair salon is owned by two young entrepreneurs who wanted it to be designed in a way that hides the purpose of the space being revealed as the customer is brought in.

The sleek, ultra-minimalist design of the 'ne' salon was achieved through the use of abstract objects and ambiguous volumes within the space. Huge mirrors hide hairdressing chairs, oversized concrete steps serve as seating and display shelves, and doors that feature seamless spines appearing as though they were simply cut-outs from the wall make this salon super unique.



Photo Credits: designboom, teruhiroyanagihara.jp