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A Soothing Acupuncture Lounge in Aichi, Japan

In Aichi, Japan, is where you’ll find the SUMIYOSHIDO kampo lounge, a soothing clinic for acupuncture and moxibustion. Designed by id inc., the interior is set up like a herbal pharmacy with fresh mint green walls that look like apothecary cabinets, giving nod to the history of herbal medicine.

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The stacked shelves are designed with some open drawers to display natural medicine samples, letting patients feel the textures and test out the aromas.

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The green color was chosen as herbal medicines are derived from plants.

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The furniture is kept the same color keeping the small interior cohesive. The desk and bench are where the patients receive counseling.

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The room where the procedures take place is painted all-white, contrasting the green color in the rest of the clinic.

Photos by ©id-inc., courtesy of v2com.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.