Aesop Lyon is situated on rue du Président-Édouard-Herriot—one of the most notable shopping streets of the Presqu’île in Lyon, protected under UNESCO World Heritage Site listings.
In accordance with Lyon’s rich cultural history, our in-house Design Department sought to reanimate the original charm of the 1960s tobacconist, refurbishing the façade with a delicate touch. The restoration involved meticulous cleaning and repairing, which in turn highlighted extensive use of brass and black marble within the exterior.
The compact yet intimate space features L-shaped cabinets and a single brass sink. While design details are fine and discreet, a bold red colour palette, punctuated by repurposed brass consoles, effects a vibrant contrast between the internal and external.
‘The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.’