Le Cinq by Ninkipen!

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Le Cinq by Ninkipen!

Japanese architects Ninkipen! have planted a tree at the centre of this hair salon in Kadoma and surrounded it with mirrored A-frames.

Le Cinq by Ninkipen!

Half of these mirrors are arranged at right angles to the other half so that customers don't have to look one another in the eye when having a haircut.

Le Cinq by Ninkipen!

More plants are scattered around the salon, while a spotty dog statue greets customers at the door.

Le Cinq by Ninkipen!

Small splashes of colour also crop up around the space on chairs, ornaments and electrical cable surrounds.

Le Cinq by Ninkipen!

See more projects by Ninkipen! here, including an office with a bubbly facade.

Le Cinq by Ninkipen!

Photography is by Hiroki Kawata.

Le Cinq by Ninkipen!

Here's some more text from the architects:


This is an interior design for a hair salon in Osaka, Japan.

Le Cinq by Ninkipen!

First of all, we plant a pachira is 3m in height, and put mirrors around it like a swirl. Next, we set more mirrors and plants around them.

Le Cinq by Ninkipen!

By this, you can relax in front of a mirror because your eyes don’t meet other costumers, and you can look increased images of plants reflected in mirrors.

Le Cinq by Ninkipen!

We try to create a new scenery of hair salon by an original placement of mirrors.

Le Cinq by Ninkipen!

Project name: LE CINQ

Le Cinq by Ninkipen!

Architect: YASUO IMAZU / ninkipen!
Use: hair salon

Le Cinq by Ninkipen!

Location: Kadoma city, Osaka, Japan

Le Cinq by Ninkipen!

Design: 2010.10〜2012.2
Construction: 2012.2〜2012.3

Le Cinq by Ninkipen!

Scale: 219.5m2

Le Cinq by Ninkipen!

  • peter

    looks good all fresh but unfortunately the tree will not make it.

  • jconfalone

    I love the trees they have planted. Listed as a pachira, but an image search for that shows seemingly drastically different trees. Anyone have any more information on what these trees are?