Kizuki + LIM, Beauty salon, Singapore
The latest branch of the rapidly growing Japanese company ‘Less is More’ is located in the prestigious Raffles Hotel in the centre of Singapore. The very contemporary setting, merged into the large history-charged space reflects the spirit of the young Japanese stylists who came to the tropically hot Singapore with their ‘cool’ styles and ideas. A ‘glacier’ -like structure dominates the space and separates it into reception, cutting and shampooing areas. In the cutting area large pivotable wings with mirrors fold out of the wall. When they are closed they lie flush with the wall allowing the room to become a spacious location for events and concerts. The timber reception ‘hut’, includes a small gallery space that serves as a platform for local artists.