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Aesop opens in Saint-Sulpice

| May 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Aesop opens in Saint-Sulpice, honoring the classical and the contemporary. Aesop’s latest Parisian signature store, on rue du Vieux Colombier in Saint-Sulpice, was created in collaboration with Italian architects Dimore Studio. The firm’s hallmark approach – ‘evocative of far-off and distant times, counterpoised between softness and rigidity, light and dark’ – is well in keeping with the history and culture of this elegant, unhurried neighborhood. In the manner of the area’s older boutiques and private homes, opulent materials such as bronze, marble and velvet create an intimate welcome and transport the visitor to a place both curiously contemporary and reassuringly ‘ancien’.

Aesop opens in Saint-Sulpice

Aesop opens in Saint-Sulpice

Set against sumptuous pink velvet, a brass vanity extends from the store’s large front window to its rear. This striking fixture houses three sinks and two vintage mirrors. Across the marble chessboard floor, a timber-framed wall unit displays the brand’s product offering on bronze shelves.

Soft blue-grey dominates the interior palette and effects a pervasive calm; it is complemented by warm metallic accents effected by the point-of-sale counter, two vintage bronze chairs, and vintage chandeliers. A spiral staircase at the rear echoes the metalwork ovals that frame the top of the façade. Behind the stairs, a hidden opening was discovered and fashioned into a window.

Aesop opens in Saint-Sulpice

Customers can explore and select from a complete range of skin, hair and body care products, distinguished by botanical and laboratory-generated ingredients of the highest quality. The store’s trained consultants are able to offer advice about products best suited to individual needs.

Aesop opens in Saint-Sulpice

Aesop Saint-Sulpice 5, rue du Vieux Colombier 75006 Paris +33 1 45 44 85 23. Aesop was founded in Melbourne in 1987 and today offers its superlative formulations in signature stores and counters around the world, and online. As the company evolves – new stores open soon in London, Sydney and Stockholm – meticulously considered design remains paramount to the creation of each space. Aesop value all human endeavours undertaken with intellectual rigour, vision, and a nod to the whimsical.

Aesop opens in Saint-Sulpice

Every Aesop product is made with the same attention to detail they believe should be applied to life at large, taking into consideration a diversity of needs as well as seasonal and environmental conditions. Aesop advocates the use of formulations as part of a balanced life that includes a healthy diet, sensible exercise, a moderate intake of red wine, and a regular dose of stimulating literature.

Aesop opens in Saint-Sulpice

Products are available in signature spaces and department stores in New York, Paris, Hong Kong and beyond, at Aesop Online, and at selected stockists internationally.

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