Aesop‘s very first outpost in Dubai, opened at The Dubai Mall only three years ago, has now closed its doors, but the Australian cosmetics brand continues its presence in the Middle Eastern tinseltown with a new boutique only a few blocks south. Situated on the second floor of Mall of the Emirates, the city’s leading luxury shopping centre, the new store occupies a modest unit which has been designed by the company’s in-house design team. The chosen aesthetic is inspired by a qubba, a dome structure often found in traditional Arabic architecture, and here, it’s translated into three of such structures which intersect overhead, crafted from cast stucco in a burnt ochre hue, while below, in stark contrast, a predominantly linear design can be found, captured by sleek brass shelving. The floor is covered in Quartz carpet in a matching colour, making the premises an almost monochromatic affair if weren’t for the oval travertine-clad sales counter and wall-mounted sinks. The new Aesop store carries the brand’s full range of skin, hair and body products, in addition to fragrances, home products and travel necessities.
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Photography: Oculis Project