2019 shortlists

Aesop Sounds Hannam Signature Store
by Mlkk Studio

This Aesop store is located in Hannam, a cosmopolitan neighbourhood of hilly streets and narrow alleys in Seoul. It occupies the ground floor of a newly built small development called Hannam Sounds.

The building has a dominating cold, grey brick facade, which gave Mlkk Studio the opportunity to create a warm and cosy interior using reclaimed red brick and organic shapes to offset the static coldness. Using different materials creates a dialogue with the architecture and effortlessly blends the interior and the exterior, while also creating a visual contrast that draws pedestrians’ attention along the street.

Designer: Mlkk studio
Project: Aesop Sounds Hannam Signature Store
Shortlisted for: Retail interior

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