It is a pleasure to celebrate the launch of our second San Diego signature store, Aesop Fashion Valley—a space inspired by the open-plan laboratories of Louis Kahn’s monumental Salk Institute, an independent nonprofit organization whose founder, Jonas Salk, discovered the first effective and safe polio vaccine. Internationally renowned, the institute stands as a testament to both creative and scientific innovation.
The Salk Institute embodies its founder’s mission to dare to make dreams into reality. Its award-winning scientists explore the very foundations of life, seeking new understandings in neuroscience, genetics, immunology, plant biology and more. Be it cancer or Alzheimer’s, aging or diabetes, Salk is where cures begin.
To illuminate the architectural heritage of the Salk Institute—its history of inspiring scientists and designers alike—a docent from the institute will give a talk about its history and founding. Please join us to share celebratory refreshments and to explore this distinctive space.
To learn more about the design of the Salk Institute, visit their website.
‘Those we call the ancients were really new in everything.’