Apartment+LIM by Isolation Unit

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Japanese architect Teruhiro Yanagihara of Isolation Unit has completed a hair salon in Osaka.

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The salon, for Japanese chain LIM, features individual rooms for each of six stylists.

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Photos are by Takumi Ota.

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See our earlier story about Isolation Unit's Climie hair salon for LIM.

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Here's some info from Isolation Unit:

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The spacious salon with an area of 247 square metres is composed of six scattered boxes and void space in between.

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Each box is allocated to an individual stylist and personalised to fit his/her style, like a private room in an apartment.

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This shows the concept of LIM: customers come to see their favourite stylists, not to visit a salon.

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There are two small galleries with showcases which give a feel of LIM's style by use of displays and which also function as a communication space between customers and staff.

There is an attached space called "loji+LIM", a training room for young stylists, which allows them to observe how top stylists work every day.

  • purple

    gggggrrrrreeeeeaaaaatttttt!!!!!

  • kingmu

    restraint. elegance.

  • http://www.aboday.com ary indra

    unpretentiously elegant……

  • navid

    nice ideas. needs more color.

  • http://- m

    for how long would you want to stay in this interior?

  • ness

    yyyyuuuuuuucccccckkkkkkk!!!!!!

  • http://www.odris.blogspot.com odris

    brutal elemental

  • xtiaan

    I just noticed the buttons that are at the top of the page allowing you to fick foward/ backward from story to story in its entirety, how long have they been there? yay! they are excellent

  • http://www.fly-pitcher.com piers

    Nice one Teru!

    Excellent use of space.

    You guys are masters of understatement!

    Ciao

    Piers