Australian skincare brand Aesop has debuted its latest retail space in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, N.Y. Iconic Mexican architect Frida Escobedo crafted the store with hundreds of slender bricks to establish a gridded aesthetic conceived by Patricia Medivil, a former student of Escobedo’s. Dezeen reports that the adobe bricks are composed of Oaxacan red earth and created in Escobedo’s Mexico City workshop.
Designed to reference both the neighborhood and Escobedo’s native Mexico, the store greets shoppers with an angled entrance as well as original large glass windows. Existing brick walls are painted white inside beneath the original stamped tin ceilings. The interior layout is enforced by the layered brick walls, while modular pieces divide the entrance from the checkout counter. Two powdercoated metal sinks also are featured.
Aesop Park Slope is now the brand’s third store in Brooklyn.