Odami has created an interior for a beauty brand in Yorkville, a much-loved area in Toronto with Victorian architecture and a historic past.
The project pays homage to the neighbourhood's history and architectural character, lending the space an inviting, domestic atmosphere.
The perimeter is lined with vertical divisions which delineate the program and emphasise the verticality of the space. Between these partitions, traditional wooden spindles – typical of nearby Victorian houses – are rethought as unconventional wainscoting.
Sitting in the middle of the space, the shared wash basin reinterprets Victorian pedestal sinks, with their articulated corners, rounded edges, and heavy top volume perched on a recessed base.
Project: Aesop Yorkville
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