Aki's Cutting Room 🇯🇵

Aki's cutting room is an institution in Greenwich Village which in over twenty five years, has never hung a sign. Koko was charged with creating a new interior, while maintaining the "no-name" subtle presence of the cutting room on Greene Street. Folded white metal is used throughout the space for everything from the stair structure to the cutting stations. The minimal white interior is broken by natural wood and dabs of color balancing the Japanese aesthetic of the salon with the grit of downtown New York City.


PHOTOS: Mikiko Kikuyama