Garden By Be Area by Kazutoyo Yamamoto



Japanese designer Kazutoyo Yamamoto of Dessence has created a beauty salon featuring hanging vines in Saitama, Japan.


Called Garden By Be Area, the project aims to bring the outdoors in by separating booth-like spaces with suspended vines.


A ceiling of foliage covers the hair-washing area, which features parquet flooring and wooden cabinets.


The glass-fronted waiting room features two large trees and wooden furniture.


The exterior of the salon is clad in a reflective, faceted surface.


Yamamoto says he sought to create a space "that expressed harmony with modern nature".


Photographs are by Noriyuki Yano / Nacasa&Partners Inc.


Here's some more information from Dessence:


"Garden" is born in the woods and the forest by add hand of human. And, it was thought that the space where the human coexisted with nature there was born.


It is connected with nature through "tool=artificial material" when we are connected with nature in the garden in our time.


I was able to feel hand of human (artificial material), and aimed at the space that expressed harmony with modern nature.


Project : GARDEN by be area (Beauty Salon)
Site : Saitama,Japan
Concept : The human and nature through "garden".
Designed by Kazutoyo Yamamoto / dessence
Photo by Noriyuki Yano / Nacasa&Partners Inc.


Posted on Sunday September 6th 2009 at 9:30 am by Malaika Byng. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • The concept by o Yamamoto is in opposition with the concept nature + machine by Lehanneur….
    PS: designer of the transparent chair?

  • Hi.We like the Salon reception desk. can you say what type of metal it is ?

  • I like! There’s something very appealing about indoor greenery that isn’t just houseplants in pots. It would be very soothing to lie in the hairwashing station looking up at that green ceiling.

  • Frank

    The Metal looks like plain metal that’s has been polish… Nice shop & work.

  • modular

    Lovely. I like the simplicity of it all and the soft organic touch. Live I’ve said before… more and more I dig japanese architecture.

  • transparence and immateriality (wikness said starck) of polycarbonate, chair by Driade KISS ME GOODBYE Tokujin Yoshioka…
    luxury and italian code of polish metal
    nature (plant and wood)…
    question :storyteling is good but beauty salon has a lot of pollution and i dunnot think the plants are depollution plants….Do tou think so?

  • Very nice! I used to design for this field, it must be great to have a client that doesnt just want cream walls and a full length mirror….

    I like the individual station screening, a nice touch.

  • seems very souless or plastic.

  • Love it! I’m always a fan of merging the indoors & outdoors.

  • andrea

    are the plants artificial dust collectors? Yuck!