Aesop Kaisersplatz store interior

Of Modernist heritage

Our first Frankfurt signature store was created in partnership with the Philipp Mainzer Office for Architecture and Design, taking primary inspirations from the city’s Modernist roots and cultural heritage.

Favouring shades of green characteristic of the German wilderness, the interior is defined by expertly crafted natural and industrial materials. Backlit shelves in forest green float along pale green-grey walls, in complement to a monolithic solid Walnut structure that integrates a raw brass demonstration sink. Matte grey ceramic tiles were chosen for flooring, referencing the salt-glazed ‘Bembel’ stoneware typical of the local region.

Rather than utilising recessed fixtures, all furniture is set within the space. This arrangement alludes to Das Frankfurter Küche—the 1920s prototype for kitchens prevalent in the West, first used in public housing project Das Neue Frankfurt. Sculptural lighting and furniture by German architect Ferdinand Kramer bring Modernist accents and historical context; a neon floor light effects contrast and comfort.

‘Art is the daughter of freedom.’

Friedrich Schiller