Today I visited Aesop’s first New Zealand store which just opened in Auckland recently.I have use their skincare products for a while.But actually the most interesting thing for me is to look around its interior design! 😉
Created in collaboration with Patterson Associates the space was inspired by the region’s colonial heritage,and the robust, uncomplicated Kiwi lifestyle.
The interior design echoes the rustic simplicity of a traditional New Zealand washroom or rudimentary holiday home (also known as a Kiwi bach). Recycled Rimu timber folds up the walls, creating a more refined version of the unlined horizontal waling boards found in early colonial washrooms. Similarly, the large windows prompt an immediate relationship with the outside, allowing an abundance of natural light and fresh air to filter through the space.
As an ode to the domestic ritual of washing that is integral to both Aesop’s philosophy and New Zealand custom, a large concrete tub sits as the centerpiece of the interior. The shelving surfaces are reminiscent of oven trays, paying homage to the site’s original use as a commercial bakery. (words from Aesop website)
Shop 2, 2-8 Osbourne Street