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Hot on the heels of the opening up shop in Southwark, the newest Aesop store opens its doors in the bustling Soho area. This time the australian cosmetics brand has collaborated with Ciguë, the paris-based architecture + design practice which also collaborated on the pop-up shop at Merci and the Marais Boutique.
Recently opened in the city of Koshigaya, Japan, Cosmême is a high-end cosmetics shop designed by Curiosity studio. Cosmême is the first large sized self-selection shop to open in Japan, selling prestigious international cosmetic brands that are usually sold exclusively in department stores,’ say designers at Curiosity studio.
A quaint storefront in Ginza, Japan has been transformed into ‘Aesop Ginza’, a beauty retail shop by japanese practice Schemata Architecture Office. The original masonry facade and stairway for the upper level tenants was retained and carried into the interior of the 38 square meter space, integrating the material into the product display shelves.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.