Aesop Ginza store interior

Refined functionalism steeped in history

Our second Tokyo store was designed in partnership with Jo Nagasaka of Schemata Architecture, with whom we also created Aesop Aoyama. It occupies a location that was home to Japanese cobblers Milano Shoes for 47 years, and presents a bold, pragmatic interior.

Red brick was chosen as the primary material, in a gesture to the street’s epithet—Red Brick Street—and to explore the possibilities of a utilitarian material uncommon in Japan. The bent copper demonstration sink pays homage to an era when quality plumbing was treated with greater reverence.

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