BED / Sohei Arao

Curated by Hana Abdel
Architects : SIDES CORE
Area : 32 m²
Year : 2020
Photographs : Takumi Ota
Manufacturers : Fabric Scape
Lighting Design : DAIKO, Yoriaki Kokubu
VI : Yu Nagaba
Designer : Sohei Arao
City : Osaka
Country : Japan

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Textual content description offered by the architects. Particular person eyelash cubicles that share area. BED is a reservations-only eyelash salon. The title displays the proprietor’s want to permit purchasers to really feel relaxed, like they may go to sleep, whereas their eyelashes are being achieved. The emblem that expresses the idea was designed by Yu Nagaba, an illustrator who we additionally partnered with for LAND, one other salon owned by BED’s proprietor.

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We created unique partitions to be able to home a number of seats in restricted sq. footage and keep privateness whereas nonetheless feeling open sufficient for company to loosen up and even sleep. The partitions have a skinny board connected to just one aspect, so the back and front are completely different. The partitions intersect in a approach that creates passages and ranges. This maintains privateness for every shopper with out fully stopping the road of sight, in impact unconsciously sharing the area of the adjoining sales space.

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To additional cut back any sensation of being boxed in, we painted the ground the identical coloration as the underside panels (that are connected to the ground). Panels are positioned in order that they really feel mild. Prime and backside panels alternately present the back and front in order that when transferring by way of the area it feels related but in addition modified – it’s designed to depart an impression.

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The north aspect window is sort of massive, however to be able to block the view from exterior, we totally lined the north aspect in customized curtains. Whenever you take a look at the north aspect from the doorway (south), you see an area crammed with tender mild. The passageways be-tween the partitions are accentuated by this mild, and it appears to flow into all through the area. Cubicles are separated simply sufficient, and we imagine we have now achieved an area that’s snug sufficient to sleep in.