Australian skincare brand, Aesop have reopened their Chadstone store in Melbourne with a dark, textural new design by Mlkk.Studio. At the centre of the store is an angular concrete sink, and discarded fragments of Basalt recovered from a quarry outside of the city lie on either side of the entrance. Aesop states, “The refreshed design for the space explores the tension between rough-hewn materiality of basalt slabs, and the surrounding retail environment.”
The store is located on a corner site in the shopping centre and is fitted with muted lighting and minimalist shelving for their skin, hair and body care products. Mlkk.Studio is a long-time collaborator with Aesop and is also responsible for the design of the brand’s Westfield Bondi Junction store, among others.