The owner of the end...Link Salon in Osaka, Japan, wished to express an artistry and a uniqueness that would attract customers to the establishment. Certainly, the work of Yasunari Tsukada accomplished these two goals though a transformation of a long and narrow premises into a modern and minimal masterpiece.
The designer first whitewashed the walls, the ceiling and the floor of the beauty parlor to prime his contemporary architectural canvas. He then constructed an extensive scaffolding unit of wooden beams that creates seven stylist workstations with tabletops and mirrors. Around these are a grid of vertical and horizontal timbers that invite the free arrangement of glass panels to function as shelving. Despite its calculated and rhythmic arrangement, the end...Link Salon exudes a natural charm though its warm materiality.