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Australian skincare brand Aesop has added a new retail space on Monmouth Street in London’s West End. The new unit serves an apt complement to the commercial wellness corridor known as Seven Dials.
The 1,412-sq.-ft. store is lined with unique curved walls as well as rich timber flooring and cast iron basins for product testing. An in-store salon is punctuated with a burnt sienna bench and a brick fireplace.
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.
Australian skincare brand Aesop has opened its newest retail space along the Rue de Namur in Brussels. Spread across the street level of a six-story structure, the store features an interior adorned with yellow bricks in an homage to the distinctive brickwork of Belgian buildings during the 1930s and post-war period. Dezeen reports that architect Bernard Dubois spearheaded the design, which offsets the extensive brickwork with brushed aluminum accents.
Bricks are vertically arranged along volumes including the curved sink unit and counter, while a parquet pattern spans the floors. Beneath a shiny gloss ceiling, the store is also outfitted with a kitchen, washroom and storage space crafted from oak and appointed with wooden seating. READ MORE