Archive for the ‘cosmetics’ category

Aesop store by March Studio, Paris

August 31st, 2011

We began by looking at the possibilities of plaster, but soon became intrigued by the parquetry floors one sees throughout Paris. We wanted to explore inhabiting the space with one material, used in one encompassing way. We envisaged using cut wood in such a fashion that it covered the floor, walls and ceiling, lending a cohesive texture and warmth to the room.

Aesop Kiosk by Tacklebox, New York

August 23rd, 2011

Aesop, a skin-care company out Melbourne, Australia, has heralded its first push into the U.S. market by opening a kiosk at Grand Central that’s as American as apple pie. Designed by Aesop director Dennis Paphitis and Brooklyn architect Jeremy Barbour of Tacklebox, the place takes the great American newspaper and uses it the way every American does: by piling stuff on it.

Aesop store by March Studio, Singapore

August 17th, 2011

Melbourne architect, March Studio’s Rodney Eggleston has recently completed the third Singapore store at Millenia Walk for Australian skincare brand Aesop. In collaboration with Aesop’s founder Dennis Paphitis, the store features a significantly mesmerizing mass of coconut husk strings suspended from the ceiling.

Skins 6|2 by Uxus, Las Vegas

August 8th, 2011

UXUS was invited by Dutch cosmetics retailer SKINS to design a US pilot store in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan. Located at the heart of the infamous Vegas Strip, the Cosmopolitan is the new key retail destination for the ‘multicultural, city chic, urban minded and design driven’ crowd. The brief was to create an aspirational, yet accessible shopping experience showcasing a wide variety of brands and products.

Commerce Design Award: L’ANTICHAMBRE

June 8th, 2011

Creator Anne-Pascale Mathy-Devalck develops made-to-measure cosmetics in a traditional manner. The story of L’Antichambre started in 2003 when a friend gave her old perfume recipes and Anne-Pascale consequently followed a formation in Grasse, the capital of fragrances in France.

Creme de la Creme by Plazma Architects, Vilnius

May 20th, 2011

Influences of nearby Scandinavia are apparent in Crème de la Crème, a fragrance and beauty care boutique that opened late last year in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The boutique is one of about 170 shops and restaurants that occupy the new, award-winning Panorama shopping centre, one of the largest and most expensive shopping malls in the Baltic countries. The store’s physical concept is by the Lithuanian Plazma architects and specifically architect Evelina Talandzeviciene. Light-colour wood, scarce furnishings, simplified lines and subdued edges create a feeling of weightlessness and free-flowing space.