aesop has opened a new signature store in berlin's happening mitte district, its very first in all of germany. the store measures 80 sqm. [861 sq.ft.] that's equally divided between retail space and a concept room - suitable to stage indoor events - in the back section. an additional space is to service aesop's german online store. architecture practice weiss-heiten has collaborated on the design of the shop interior which is inspired by quirky mix of gerhard richter's abstract paintings and berlin's very own industrial history. the walls and floor are covered in handmade tiles - dipped in a soft green - creating an oasis of calmness. contrasting elements are the countertop of oiled german oak and a sturdy sink that has been salvaged from a 1950s farm. the new aesop store carries the brand's full range of skin, hair and body care products. location: alte schönhauserstrasse 48 [mitte].