Aesop store by Simplicity, Osaka – Japan

May 9th, 2014 by retail design blog

After opening two stores in Kyoto, Aesop shifts its focus towards Osaka, the biggest city in the Kansai region. The Australian cosmetics brand has opened a signature store in the downtown area of Shinsaibashi. It’s a renewed collab with architect Shinichiro Ogata of Tokyo-based practice Simplicity who has created an interior that takes cues from the neighbourhood’s history. The retail setting is infused with industrial elements, referencing the era when time when an important timber yard was situated in the area and its streets were lined with many storehouses.

The lofty ceilings are clad with latticed weathered-timber shelves and accented with elements of blackened steel. Chosen for its local historical significance, this material references the iron bridge that once connected the north and south districts within Osaka’s Chuo ward. The new store carries the brand’s full range of body, skin and hair care products. A second aesop store in the city is due to open late next month.





http://superfuture.com/supernews/osaka-aesop-store-opening

Y-3 shop-in-shop, Berlin
Y-3 arrives in Berlin, opening a shop-in-shop at the Mientus flagship, a hig...
Made.com showroom by Bureau de Change Design Office, London
Neither a showroom nor a store, the new offline destination for the well kno...
SPORTSWEAR STORES! Reebok Fit Hub store by Trinity Building+Construction, New Yo...
The Reebok Fit Hub, one of Reebok’s larger retail units, features a two stor...
Sylinghim office by Plot Architecture Office, Hong Kong
Timber and metal as contrasting materials further differentiate the sight li...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *