philipp mainzer develops interior design for aesop’s frankfurt store
 
philipp mainzer develops interior design for aesop’s frankfurt store
jul 11, 2015

philipp mainzer develops interior design for aesop’s frankfurt store

philipp mainzer develops interior design for aesop’s frankfurt store
all images courtesy of aesop / philipp mainzer

 

 

 

in frankfurt, a stimulating and authentic environment exploring the region’s cultural heritage has been realized for germany’s fifth aesop store. designed by philipp mainzer’s office for architecture and design, the scheme incorporates the calming green tones associated with the local landscape, and is infused with well crafted natural materials such as solid walnut, raw brass, and matt finished grey floor tiles.

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the scheme incorporates the calming green tones associated with the german landscape

 

 

 

the architecture focuses on aesop’s product range, with back-lit shelves set against pale green-grey walls. the natural backdrop supports the focus of the store, a monolithic solid walnut structure that integrates a multi-purpose raw brass sink. consequently, this feature becomes the core element within the space. distinctly arranged matt grey floor tiles refer to the sand grey, salt-glazed stoneware ceramic typical for the frankfurt region.

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a walnut structure integrates a multi-purpose raw brass sink

 

 

 

philipp mainzer, who is also the creative and managing director of e15, specified key pieces from the german furniture brand. these include: the cypress green mohair lounge chair ‘weissenhof’, the solid walnut and natural leather stool ‘aswan’ and chair ‘karnak’ (circa 1925-26), all by ferdinand kramer. an original george nelson half lamp in brass (circa 1950) is also featured.

aesop frankfurt store philipp mainzer office for architecture and design designboom
the sink becomes the core element within the space

aesop frankfurt store philipp mainzer office for architecture and design designboom
the focus of the store is a monolithic solid walnut structure

aesop frankfurt store philipp mainzer office for architecture and design designboom
distinctly arranged matt grey floor tiles refer to sand grey, salt-glazed stoneware ceramics

aesop frankfurt store philipp mainzer office for architecture and design designboom
areas of greenery continue to reference the natural landscape

aesop frankfurt store philipp mainzer office for architecture and design designboom
key pieces from german furniture brand e15 are included in the design

aesop frankfurt store philipp mainzer office for architecture and design designboom
the store’s streetfront façade

 

 

project info:

 

client: aesop
location: frankfurt, germany
status: completed
area: approx. 137 sqm
architecture: philipp mainzer office for architecture and design, planning phases 1-8
team: farah ebrahimi, rocco spena, elena bühler

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