snøhetta suspends timber battens from the ceiling of singapore's aesop ION store snøhetta suspends timber battens from the ceiling of singapore's aesop ION store
may 12, 2016

snøhetta suspends timber battens from the ceiling of singapore's aesop ION store

snøhetta has continued its ongoing collaboration with aesop with the opening of its second store in singapore. situated just off orchard road, ‘aesop ION’ pays homage to the bustling street’s original incarnation as a nutmeg plantation. in order to reference its obscured past and underground location, snøhetta created an upside-down forest using an assemblage of materials, colors and forms.

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the store is aesop’s second in singapore | all images © aesop

 

 

a dark ceiling mimics the orchard floor, complemented with a similarly toned sisal carpet. thin timber battens hang from the ceiling, forming a delineation that curves throughout the space. selected central battens are suspended with horizontal ‘branches’ fixed to the stems acting as product displays. pink walls are reminiscent of the color of mace, another spice harvested from the nutmeg fruit.

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the design pays homage to orchard road’s original incarnation as a nutmeg plantation

 

 

ION is the fourth snøhetta-designed aesop store to open. aesop raffles city, which was also designed in collaboration with snøhetta, opened in singapore earlier this year, while the firm has also been involved with the design of aesop’s signature store in oslo, norway, as well as the outlet in fasanenstraße, berlin.

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an upside-down forest was created using an assemblage of materials, colors and forms

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thin timber battens hang from the ceiling, forming a delineation that curves throughout the space

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aesop’s signature faucets have also been included

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pink walls are reminiscent of the color of mace, another spice harvested from the nutmeg fruit

snohetta-aesop-ION-store-orchard-road-singapore-interiors-designboom-02
a dark ceiling mimics the orchard floor, complemented with a similarly toned sisal carpet

snohetta-aesop-ION-store-orchard-road-singapore-interiors-designboom-02
ION is the fourth snøhetta-designed aesop store to open

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the firm has also been involved with the design of aesop stores in oslo and berlin

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