Aesop Luisenstrasse in Hanover has now closed its doors. It has been a pleasure to be part of the neighbourhood over the past years, to make the acquaintance of our local community, and—we hope—to bring pleasure to your bathtubs, kitchen sinks and bathroom cabinets with our formulations.
We hope to see you in another of our stores in Cologne, Berlin or Hamburg—but rest assured our full range of formulations is also available to browse online at aesop.com.
Our first Hannover store was created in partnership with Munich-based architects einszu33—who have also worked on Aesop spaces in Munich and Berlin. The design for this intimate space was influenced primarily by a milestone of 1920s German design, the Frankfurt Kitchen.
Situated within the elegant Kastens Hotel Luisenhof, the space exudes warmth and comfort through refined domesticity. The broad original timber façade provides ample natural light; existing red floor tiles, left intact, are subtly suggestive of a domestic setting. This effect is heightened by cabinetry featuring reclaimed drawers and detailing reminiscent of an early nineteenth-century kitchen.
Finished with cool, functional aluminium, the demonstration sink and sales counter provide a striking contrast to the tiling, blue shelving and cream-toned walls, yet manage to further convey a sense of intimacy.
‘Few people have the imagination for reality.’