Aesop Walnut Street store interior

Inspired by the many paradoxes of Philadelphia

Located on the ground floor of an Art Deco tower in Rittenhouse Square, our Walnut Street signature store was created by our in-house Design Department—and, inspired by the city’s many paradoxes, it reflects a contrast between light and shadow, history and modernity, softness and strength.

Translucent fluted glass panels back shelving of black anodised aluminium, refracting light to veil, rather than conceal, the back-of-house area. This modular framing also acts as a cradle for a row of basins. The central volume employs the same solid language as the shelves, offering further contrast to the soft light of the backlit glass.

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‘It is easy to be heavy; hard to be light.’

Gilbert K. Chesterton