“We do not subscribe to claims of anti-ageing, promises of youth and distorted ideals of beauty but offer plant-derived ingredients that contribute to the positive treatment and maintenance of skin and hair.”
Ilse Crawford of Studio Ilse designed the first London outlet of Australian skincare brand Aesop. It is located in Mayfair and features a restored Victorian interior with modern and antique interventions.
Melbourne architects March Studio have hung 30 km of coconut-husk string from the ceiling of Aesop’s shop in Singapore. Designed in collaboration with Aesop director Dennis Paphitis, the interior was inspired by the twine used to tie the company’s gift boxes.
Japanese architect Jo Nagasaka of Schemata Architecture Office used materials reclaimed from a demolished house for the interior of Tokyo shop. “We find a demolished house anywhere in the world,” says Nagasaka. “We use a place in different purposes anywhere in the world. We get a space in skeleton condition anywhere in the world.”
Above. Located within Parisian concept store Merci, the installation, made by March Studio uses the brand’s own packaging in an undulating installation that rises up one wall and spreads across the ceiling.
Below. The walls, floor and ceiling of the Aesop store in Paris Saint-Honoré are covered by 3,500 pieces of wood. The interior was inspired by parquet flooring.
The kiosk is Aesop’s first venture into the American market and was designed by Brooklyn architect Jeremy Barbour of Tacklebox. This one is made from over 1000 copies of the New York Times. The newspapers were stacked, torn and bound in a wooden frame then topped with sheets of powder-coated aluminium.
Designed by Parisian studio Ciguë, the shop is located in the winding streets of the historically aristocratic Le Marais district. This first store in Paris are displayed on 427 steel caps that would normally be used in the city’s plumbing network. The wall-mounted dishes are filled with clear resin to form a flat surface and finished in varying degrees of blackened, rusted and stripped steel. Larger plumbing caps create basins in the polished concrete counters.
Translucent boxes propped up on a forest of steel rods display products by skincare brand Aesop at a Hong Kong store designed by architects Cheungvogl. The monochrome display at I.T Hysan One was inspired by a black and white photograph of floating lanterns.