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Mona by GRIP&Co., Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture

Mona is a salon located in Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture. Designed by GRIP&Co.

The client expressed a desire to use material that had a sparkling, crystalline texture that lent the interior of the salon a soothing and relaxing feel.

We therefore used laminated glass with thin, thread-like glass fibers embedded inside it for the salon’s façade and the wall facing the cut space.

These glass fibers transmit light, and when grouped together, give a crystal-like appearance and reflect a sparkling light.

Deliberately varying their density in the fiber-embedding process gives rise to particular expressions and a variety of appearances as light changes.

We were present during the manufacturing process of the laminated glass to actually place the glass fibers in the way we envisaged ourselves.

The use of bronze-colored stainless steel and dark brown wood throughout the salon is aimed at achieving a calm and sophisticated atmosphere.

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