AESOP Covent Garden by Ciguë
French studio Ciguë has recently completed the interior of this store for skin and haircare brand Aesop in London’s Covent Garden. This fresh collaboration with Parisian studio began with four key design references: a Virginia Woolf quote, a Francis Bacon painting, a Henry Moore sculpture, and an excerpt from Beauty and the Beast.
These inspired a space that eloquently expresses the brand, just as it embodies Ciguë’s philosophy: ‘We are very curious about history, and very attentive to transformations. We look out for old know-how and poetry in functionality.’
The brilliantly whitewashed walls reflect abundant natural light, which warms during the afternoon in step with neighbouring pubs. Exposed copper plumbing and light fixtures offer utilitarian adornment. A floor of engraved green cement tiles pays homage to the area’s Italianate piazza – London’s first open square, constructed in the seventeenth century. The colour is replicated in lush vegetation which climbs the walls from an interior window box, complementing the neighbouring gardens of Saint Paul’s Church.
AESOP, Covent Garden,Ciguë