The store has a warm yellow light, that is lit well from the windows. The outside are composed of a classic red brick, using a masonry technique. The following were materials used to create this interior: brass, wood, and leather. The floor is actual a leather flooring, which is very uncommon. However, Aesop uses the leather in a beautiful way, especially the color selection that goes well with the color scheme of the wood and brass colors.
There is almost a flow, or even movement throughout this store, due to the horizontal wood detailing. I think the use of creating the walls with the wood and creating shelves out of them, are very creative and practical. I want to say it is almost like, “killing two birds with one stone.” The edges of the wood are also curved, due to safety concerns. The brass is not a polished metal, but more of a matte and not ‘rusted’ metal, but one that looks a bit older and not brand new. Which is not a negative thing.
Tarasel (percentage of crushed stone vs amount of concrete)
Concentration or percentage of concrete
Steel separators for tiles
The floors will end up cracking
Dry wall (made with jypsymn)
Threaded steel rod (for the hanging details near the window)
The plywood was sanded down, then matted down
The felt in all the plywood is able to keep the noise out of the store
The smell of the store is all from the oil burners in the corners
-all the Aesop stores have that same rug in the front (made of coconut hair)
Obviously in this shoe store, it can be assumed that the most used material to create the layout of this store is wood. Then for the walls, more of just a glass finish. and the materials used to keep these wood pieces sturdy, are the steel rods in between. The lighting for this store, is actually done beautifully with LEDs that are running down through the wood pieces.
The corners of the wood pieces are rounded, so that it is much more safe to walk around. They use a CNC technique to cut each piece of wood.
The LEDs are horizontal and vertical.
If you look closely in the pieces of wood, there are letters and numbers engraved in them, because that makes putting the matching pieces of wood together much easier.
The floors are a concrete floor finish.
The finish is cut flat
-There was a renovation in 2008, and with those renovations they placed the metal gates because of student suicides
-sandstone material for the outside
-a lot of marble in the building
-the tile is marble
-all pieces of the tile are the same cut
-elevator is an acoustic wall panel
-the gate are brass, not too shiny
-shop architects are the people who did the metal details
-laser cutting is also a CNC process, there is also milling
-metal can also be milled
-aluminum was used here because it was a softer material to cut down
-there is a clipping system