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April 29, 2021
Text: Quinn Halman
Atelier Right Hub Designs Fantasy Film-Inspired Hair Salon in Hangzhou, China
Walking into the Mirror Cube salon in Hangzhou, China, clients are immediately met with a monolithic, well, mirror cube of polished stainless-steel where convex, concave, and flat panels present a distorted reflection of reality from a multitude of vantage points. Inspired by the Soviet fantasy film “Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors,” interior design studio Atelier Right Hub positioned the waiting area and various salon chairs along the different sides of the structure, which also features a coffee counter. Inside the cube, VIP clients can access a lounge complete with private rooms for haircuts. “Our strategy was to integrate all amenities into the partition walls and cabinets,” the design team shares, noting the importance of organization in the pared-down space, which invites visitors to explore the infinite possibilities of their own reflections.