This Osaka Salon is Inspired by the Unpredictability of Climbing

By: Rebecca Byers - Nov 20, 2015
Inspired by the unpredictability of mountain climbing, this Osaka salon boasts a magnificent minimalist decor that allows for easy and fast reconfiguration and personalization of the space. Elements of the space incorporate materials that provide mountaineering-inspired imagery, such as the use of wooden pegboards and mirrors suspended from cables.

With almost no color and only a single accent in the form of a yellow geometrical lamp hanging from the ceiling, the space is monochromatic, ultramodern and entirely minimalist. With unfinished concrete and whiteout walls, the space feels inviting and ripe for inspiration from the customers.

The Equip Salon was designed by Osaka-based architecture and design agency SIDES CORE, founded by husband and wife team Sohei and Sumiko Arao in 2005.