Aesop IFC Mall interior

Ingenuity in modest materiality

For the refurbishment of Aesop ifc Mall, created in partnership with Mlkk Studio, we favoured a renewable approach.

Aesop ifc mall interior shelving
Aesop ifc mall interior shelving

Locally sourced cork was chosen as the primary material, for its sustainability and earthy texture. Solid blocks of this modest, subtly tactile substance were used to create all fittings and fixtures—from product storage cabinets to the large demonstration sink and central volume. Its warm hue is complemented by natural pigment lime paint on the walls and ceiling.

The store’s fluid lines and gentle curvature guide visitors through the interior; a bench seat at the rear provides a place in which to take a moment’s rest.

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