Hair Salon Suite by Koichi Futatsumata/Case-Real | Dezeen

Hair Salon Suite by Koichi Futatsumata/Case-Real

Japanese designer Koicki Futatsumata of Case Real has completed the interior of a hair salon in Fukuoka City.

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The Suite salon occupies three floors of an old office building with a white-tiled exterior.

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Futatsumata picks up the tile theme for the interior, where all walls and floors are covered in tiles.

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"In Japan, now our opinion on the trend of ‘scrap and build’ has just started to change," says Futatsumata. "The most important subject is how to redesign old buildings and create street scenes with our creativity."

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Here's some info from Case Real:

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Project: Hair salon SUITE (2007-2008)
Design: Koichi Futatsumata/CASE REAL

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A hair salon in Fukuoka City, Japan. Converted from an old four-story office building. The salon is on the first to third floors, the residence is on the fourth floor.

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The problem was how to work with the white tiled exterior which was the only character of the building and definitely not fascinating at all. Either remove all of the tiles or make good use of them.

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We tried to make a new concept using these tiles as a proof of the history of the building. We finally started to build the interior with other tiles and to adore these exterior white tiles.

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We used different colors and luster of tiles for the floors and the walls in the salon. The gradation of the tiles formed the charactor of the salon.

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In Japan, now our opinion on the trend of ‘scrap and build’ has just started to change. The most important subject is how to redesign old buildings and create street scenes with our creativity.

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