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To celebrate our new collection of Aromatique Room Sprays, Aesop will scent the Schindler House and the Neutra VDL House with the room sprays through August 14..



Designed by Rudolph Schindler in 1932, the Schindler House in West Hollywood moves away from the conventional plan of the family home and its delineated living, dining and sleeping zones. This notion was revolutionary for its time, and helped to shape Californian modernist design alongside the work of contemporaries such as Richard Neutra.

Built as a communal live-work residence for the Schindler and Chase families, the building is constructed from tilt-slab concrete, timber beams and glass. Oriented around a garden, spaces are at once indoors and outdoors, allowing for an intimate connection with the smells, sounds and atmosphere of surrounding nature, and the shifts of the passing climate.

To heighten this quality, and allow for a fresh experience of the architecture, Aesop is pleased to scent the home with Olous Aromatique Room Spray. This gesture sits alongside LUSH – a group exhibition of landscape architecture focusing on innovative solutions to California’s drought, running through August 5.

In the 1920s and 30s the home was a salon of Pauline Schindler’s making, with designers, poets and artists frequenting the space. Today, this spirit is continued through support from the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, who open the building to the public and organize a calendar of artistic and cultural events.

‘A mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimension.’

Oliver Wendell Holmes