aesop’s ongoing fascination with the arts has this year inspired six seasonal gift kits focused on the italian futurist movement of the early 20th century which aimed to thoroughly modernise Italian culture. in referencing the futurists, the australian cosmetics brand celebrates their rebelliousness, inventiveness, and unabashed eccentricity. intensity is inspired by the vibrant paintings of the movement. created with the active gentleman in mind, the gift kit aims to arouse the senses and offers a content that varies from a convenient set of men’s grooming essentials to a comprehensive hand and body care ensemble, to a trio of full-sized products from aesop’s anti-oxidant parsley seed skin care range. and even though it's not for yourself - or is it? - it'll be hard to make a pick.
the kit is presented in a sleek tin box that will serve well for ongoing storage of aesop favourites. a brochure folds in precise configuration to accommodate and protect the contents, and provides summary details on the futurist movement and its guiding proponents. to mark the arrival of our the seasonal gift kits, aesop has created a video which offers a fresh interpretation of the manifesto of the italian futurists which was first published in french newspaper le figaro in 1909, and this new articulation is part polemic and part avant-garde prose. the aesop gift kits are available at all aesop stores and counters across the planet, but can also be purchased online.