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The Guild of Artisans a certain radiance tribute at Aesop Saint Sulpice – Marble

| November 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Drawing inspiration from historical craft guilds around the world, Aesop’s Gift Kits for 2014-2015 – collectively titled ‘The Guild of Artisans’ – pay tribute to materials frequently employed in Aesop spaces: ceramics, leather, textiles, copper, timber, and marble.

The Guild of Artisans a certain radiance tribute at Aesop Saint Sulpice - Marble

The Guild of Artisans a certain radiance tribute at Aesop Saint Sulpice – Marble

Smooth to Perfection is named for marble which features in fittings and furnishings in various Aesop spaces. It offers a Classic Skin Care regimen suited to all skin types. Fabulous Face Cleanser gently removes grime and makeup without drying the skin, B & T Balancing Toner soothes and refreshes, while Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream moisturises and softens, leaving skin feeling smooth, supple, and nourished. The kit is presented in a serviceable tin box, wrapped in an elegant embossed sleeve. It is and online at www.aesop.com. Smoothed to Perfection contains: Fabulous Face Cleanser 200 mL B & Tea Balancing Toner 200 mL Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream 60 mL

The Guild of Artisans a certain radiance tribute at Aesop Saint Sulpice – Marble

Aesop’s Saint-Sulpice signature store, on rue du Vieux Colombier, 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 neighbourhood. 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’.

The Guild of Artisans a certain radiance tribute at Aesop Saint Sulpice - Marble

The Guild of Artisans a certain radiance tribute at Aesop Saint Sulpice – Marble

Set against sumptuous pink velvet, a bronze vanity extends from the store’s large front window to its rear. The 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; complemented by the warm metallic accents, which are reiterated in the point-of-sale counter and two bronze chairs from the Dimore Studio collection.

The store’s chandeliers were also sourced from the collection. A spiral staircase at the rear echoes the ovals of metalwork that frame the top of the store’s façade. Behind the stairs, a hidden opening was discovered and fashioned into a window. 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 Guild of Artisans a certain radiance tribute at Aesop Saint Sulpice – Marble

The store’s trained consultants are able to offer advice about products best suited to individual needs. 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, meticulously considered design remains paramount to the creation of each space.

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