AÉSOP MADISON

Client: Aésop
Size: 250 sf
Location: New York, New York

We worked with the Australian company Aésop to design three East Coast retail stores and their offices in New York City.  All of their stores throughout the world - Europe, Asia, Australia, and, now, the United States - are different and these three were no exception. As extremely small spaces, the store designs were exercises in material research, exploration, and detail resolution. By leaving the demolished site intact as the surrounds for the new precision built installation, the old and new are highly contrasted to provide a radical counterpoint to the lavishness of typical at Madison Avenue retail.  Read on another level, the project shows that there is a perhaps a type of redemption in the ‘patina of age’.