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torafu architects warm aesop "grand front osaka mall" with japanese cedar

Location: Osaka
Source: designboom
Published in: June 19 2014 / Beauty / Body Shops
Torafu architects have added another retail space for Aesop to their portfolio following builds in Shibuya, Kawaramachi, Tokyo and |Yokahama.

The realization of the grand front Osaka mall location for the australian skincare brand has seen the japanese firm transform an intimate 3.9 meter high and 7 meter square plane area with soft pink walls and bespoke japanese cedar consultation and point-of-sale counters; the squared logs of varying lengths punctuating aptly placed sinks, bringing a sense of rhythm to the interior.
Contrasting the warmth of the wood fixtures is the installation of black steel shelving that visual frames the stores, acting as a bridge between the built-in storage components and columns, making the line-ups of aesop products stand out.

photo by takumi ota
torafu architects, aesop osaka, osaka retail design, torafu design, japanese cedar, Shibuya

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