Created by Aesop’s in-house design team, the palette of the interior is modern yet well-adapted to its surrounds, featuring used molded plywood, reclaimed parquet flooring and brass detailing.
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The focal point of the space is a centrally positioned stainless steel counter, also painted in a blue shade, and which functions as point-of-sale and is fitted with two demonstration sinks. Suspended above, and fixed with lamps, an architectonic network of interconnected pipes delivers water to the sinks. The new Aesop boutique carries the brand’s full range of skin, body, and hair care products.
Local design studio einszu33 soberly mixed materials and untamed textures to generate a simultaneous feeling of balance and tension: a rough concrete ceiling and screed floor find their counterpoint in polished, pale surfaces, brass floor inlays and fixtures, upholstered wooden cabinets and a textile wall in a blushing hue.
Inspired by the site’s history, Snøhetta, the firm behind the recent SFMOMA extension, used a collection of materials, colours and forms to create what they call an “upside-down forest”. A dark sisal carpet references the orchard floor, while thin timber battens hanging from the ceiling suggest a series of tree trunks.
The interior is composed of glossy finishes illustrated with the teal tiling covering the walls, planes and arches of the ceiling. display cabinets framed with rounded windows – each accentuated by a silver rim – wraps around the inner walls of the scheme and offer glimpses of the neatly lined selection of products.