This impressive Tokyo store for skincare brand Aesop was designed by Japanese architect Jo Nagasaka of Schemata Architecture Office. The new store’s location took over an old shoe shop space – “Milano Shoes”.
The owner of the 35 year old Milano Shoes put the brick tiles on the facade of the shop to create a “high-quality” effect which still works really well. Unfortunately the next tenant (before Aesop) did not like the brick and had it painted. Jo Nagasaka decided to revive the beauty of the old brick look and covered the interior with the same brick tile creating this ageless soft mood.
Brick courses infill the spaces between wooden shelving with products, making it look like the old building is all made out of brick.
All photos are by Alessio Guarino.
The store is located in Ginza, Chuoku, Tokyo
The building is steel construction. the project was finished in 09/2011.
The finish on the ceiling and some walls is also made to look like concrete which creates a beautiful backdrop for the warm brick walls. The shiny copper sink became a center piece of the overall interior of this skincare products store design.
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