SÃO PAULO—Intricate filigree-like brick makes up the newest Aesop branch in Brazil. Aesop is a skin care brand founded in Australia, and each of their international boutiques have been distinctly designed by recognized architects and interior designers. DesignBoom writes this branch, which features a stunningly graphic Brazilian brick, was designed by brothers Fernando and Humberto Campana of Campana Studio.
Encompassing unique design characteristics like all of the other Aesop stores around the world, the interior blends seamlessly with the lively arts neighborhood of Vila Madalena providing a welcoming and warm setting for its clientele.
Made from the design duo’s Cobogó Brazilian brick collection–—a material typically employed for ventilation and shade–—each brick has three spires shooting out from a corner quadrant that when matched with three other bricks in a square make up a sun- or flower-like graphic.
Beginning with the facade, Campana Studio’s design includes an aluminum front gate accented with Brazilian Cobogó brick, which transitions into a canopy over a serene outdoor area situated between the store front and sidewalk. The interior is characterized by an earthy palette and continued use of the Cobogó brick, which is employed in the walls and shelving, ceiling, flooring and countertops.
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