The inside of London’s most up-to-date Aesop retailer in Marylebone was organised to reference a bookshop and options bespoke timber cabinetry by furnishings designer Sebastian Cox.
Skincare model Aesop’s in-house design group created the idea for the Marylebone retailer, which just lately relocated from its unique dwelling within the London neighbourhood to Marylebone Excessive Avenue.
The group took “materials references” from the British Library on Euston Highway and tried to emulate the format of conventional bookshops by selecting heat timbers and towering piles of pale inexperienced books to brighten the inside.
Divided right into a major store and an space for private pores and skin consultations, the L-shaped retailer options handmade cabinetry by Cox all through.
The shelving is outlined by gently rounded edges, which Cox crafted from lime-washed oak and stained with linseed oil to boost the timber’s heat look.
He designed the cabinetry with versatile joinery that might permit the furnishings to be disassembled and transferred elsewhere if wanted.
Outsized rattan lampshades have been additionally chosen for the primary store space, which shows uniform rows of Aesop merchandise and contains giant, metallic communal sinks constructed into the timber cabinetry.
The shop’s additionally options ceiling troughs with custom-made geometric frescos by artist Olivier Cousy.
Cousy was knowledgeable by Marylebone’s many inexperienced squares when portray the designs, that are geometric preparations of autumnal colors – compositions that take cues from expressionist artist Paul Klee’s 1922 work Tower in Orange and Inexperienced.
“Architecturally, our design technique is to hook up with the context of the locale, weaving ourselves into its cloth,” mentioned Aesop chief buyer officer Suzanne Santos.
Within the pores and skin session space, a sandy-hued, floor-to-ceiling curtain could be pulled to present clients privateness whereas geometric timber sinks have been constructed into the house’s cabinetry.
Recognized for its array of shops that pay homage to their particular person places, Aesop’s different shops embody a department in London’s Piccadilly Arcade with marble fixtures that filmmaker Luca Guadagnino designed to reference the realm’s jewelry boutiques, and a Cambridge retailer by British studio JamesPlumb with hemp and bulrush accents that nod to the close by River Cam.
The pictures is by Alixe Lay.