Aesop store by Studioilse

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Ilse Crawford of Studioilse has designed the first London outlet of Australian skincare brand Aesop.

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The store, in Mayfair, features a restored Victorian interior with modern and antique interventions.

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Here's some info from Studioilse:

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“We do not subscribe to claims of anti-ageing, promises of youth and distorted ideals of beauty but offer plant-derived ingredients that
contribute to the positive treatment and maintenance of skin and hair.” - Dennis Paphitis, founder

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The first London shop is located in a Victorian Grade II listed mansion block on Mount street in Mayfair.

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Studioilse's design of the shop translates the Aesop values through a loving restoration of the historic fabric with modern and clean interventions; original parquet floors left raw with patination, fireplaces reinstated, tall ceilings exposed.

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But at its heart sits one grand gesture, a large ceramic circular basin to emphasize the ritual of cleansing. A celebration time, place and quiet beauty.

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Consultation service that includes detailed product usage explanations on skin and wellbeing products for men and women.

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Design and creative direction: studioilse.

Opened May 08

91 Mount street, Mayfair, W1K 2SU

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  • John

    The ‘green’ walls remind me of old drafting board vinyl. For architects this color itself promotes a very tactile quality that compliments the ‘historic’ quality well.

    great space.

  • K. Rimane

    splendid

  • edward

    Nice renovation job, with the little bottles up to the ceiling proclaiming the apothecary connotations of the shop.

  • http://thelooksee.com christie

    this is so perfect for their line- the aesthetic is just right! they make the best products.

  • kalle

    beautiful work!

  • ben

    pretentious rubbish!

  • http://gdr.typepad.com george

    Yes! I’m nearly out of a few Aesop potions, I wish this was around the corner.

  • http://www.heimweh-paderborn.de acki

    tolle einrichtung und toller stil! gute mischung von modernem charme und nostalgie! bin begeistert und werde so schnell wie möglich den nächsten flieger nach london nehmen ;-)

  • copycat ltd

    another splendid Aesop’s store!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.treiling.com SOLO77

    Really nice. Perfect choice of materials and surfaces. Everything fits.

    Greetz to Hausfreund from Berlin

  • Olivia

    Gosh how I love spiral staircases…. so much!

  • Anna and Al

    Fantastic, what’s the architects number?!

  • http://denisbelenko.com denis

    nice work. I`d like to buy something there

  • destin

    What color is that wall?

    does any one have the paint code etc?

    Cheers!

  • http://www.elianatomas.blogspot.com Eliana Tomas

    Ilse Crawford is the best. She always knows how to wrap up the existing, the new and clients’ wishes. Beautiful project.

  • amy pasco

    ilse crawford's work is nothing short of breathtaking inspirational and always spot on .
    beautiful project.

  • Rhodric

    Love that color, does anyone know what it is called?