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  7. Kolmio+LIM / Yusuke Seki

Kolmio+LIM / Yusuke Seki

  • 01:00 - 2 April, 2014
Kolmio+LIM / Yusuke Seki
Kolmio+LIM / Yusuke Seki , © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 16

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

“Kolmio+LIM” is a nail salon located in Osaka, the western capital of Japan, which is where our client LIM started her first hair salon. They have since expanded their beauty business. “Kolmio” is taken from the name (kolmio+LIM) the Nail Salon means triangle in Finish. The store layout of basic wood and white has been designed to reflect the essential color of natural skin tones, and the space itself is intended to symbolize the process of nail coloring. The zigzag wall and natural lighting refraction make references to the twinkle glitter reflection of nail polish, and the color themes of the design represent the various layers of nail polish applied one after another.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Yusuke based the design, of various tones of white, upon basic natural human nail colors. He tried to express the Japanese proverb “Diverse men, diverse minds”, which directly translates as ‘ten people have ten different colour’; as every person has their own skin color as a base for coloring, to bring a new personality by adding layer upon layer of beauty work requires precision by the nailist.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

The colored walls take their inspiration from the neighborhood buildings just outside the window, as a way of incorporating the surrounding aesthetics, as part of an overall interior design theme. “Kolmio” is originally an intricate triangle decoration. This stores’ dynamic shapes are inspired by kolnio and possess an iconic value, as well as providing a functional division through the centre of the space. All of the design methods are inspired by there environment, and the actions all happened surroundings.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

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Cite: "Kolmio+LIM / Yusuke Seki " 02 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/491977/kolmio-lim-yusuke-seki/> ISSN 0719-8884