For Aesop Valley Fair, our in-house design department looked to the concomitance of Mesquite Flats’ fluid sand dunes with the craggy Amargosa Ranges.

From Badwater Basin to Telescope Peak, the geology of Death Valley in California—named tümpisa by the local Timbisha Shoshone Tribe for the region’s red ochre—is one of extremes. For Aesop Valley Fair, our in-house design department looked to the concomitance of Mesquite Flats’ fluid sand dunes with the craggy Amargosa Ranges. Beyond the stark threshold, volumes of local sandstone are angled tectonically within the precipitous store, standing in contrast to the hand-trowelled plaster walls and brushed steel fixtures.

‘In the desert, you see, there is everything and there is nothing.’

Honoré deBalzac