Aesop The Strand store interior

An homage to local heritage

Designed in partnership with Rodney Eggleston of Melbourne-based March Studio, Aesop The Strand is a distinctly contemporary addition to the heritage-listed location, blending alabaster, cooling green hues and amber glass.

Inspiration began with small round ceramic tiles and two significant porcelain pieces—an India Mahdavi Bishop stool and a lamp by Jaime Hayon. Contrasted by the lime-washed timber flooring, extensive use of porcelain references the floors of the surrounding arcade. A bold sweeping wall of product shelving complements the curvature of a tile-clad counter, effecting a visual break from an otherwise busy precinct.

‘Look at life with the eyes of a child.’

Käthe Kollwitz