a new aesop is to open on thu - sep 12 in montmartre, a new and untrodden area of paris for the australian cosmetics brand. this is aesop's seventh outlet in the city of light, and for the store interior it has once again enlisted french practice ciguë. the sought-after visonaries have created a highly contemporary design that not only skillfully incorporates original elements and materials of the building, but also references the history of the building and the neighbourhood. the basement windows that were discovered during renovation were properly restored, and the shop façade is made from retrieved oak from the workshop of a neighbouring business.
the walls are a nod to the huge deposits of plaster - a material used for coating walls and ceilings - that were once excavated right here in montmartre in a bygone era. one wall even consists of stacked, hand-made plaster moulds. metal shelving in a similar hue adds a contemporary touch. opposite a wall-mounted basin encased in wood with matching wooden shelving is situated. the new aesop store carries the brand's full range of skin, body and hair care products. additionally, a special collection of gift boxes that have been created in collab with ciguë will be presented on the opening day. location: 15 rue des abbesses [montmartre].