Miami recently welcomed a freshly redesigned signature store at Coconut Grove, created in collaboration with Frida Escobedo, the architect also responsible for our first Miami space, Aesop Wynwood. The design references the region’s relaxed, tropical environment, offering a space of calm respite and visual intrigue.
Given Miami’s balmy climate, the design lifts from symbols of comfort and repose. Elements of a traditional hammock are deconstructed and presented in the interior, the bone threads hanging across the front window and back wall in a fashion reminiscent of a reclining hammock. Airy and delicate, the suspended threads effect a moiré-like shade that sway in the breeze, and contrast against the heavy concrete and custom wood furnishings.
The sink and point-of-sale counter are constructed with ribbed concrete that have been hand-made by Mexican studio taller TORNEL, using cord to add texture. The interior offers a dynamic aesthetic, meticulously precise in detail at the same time as evoking an alluring calmness; it is a space to unwind and decompress.