Aesop recently launched a new signature store in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, the 42-square metre space was created by Aesop’s in-house Design Department, and inspired by the relaxed domesticity of Malay architecture.

Pamper.My_Aesop Pavilion KL2

Enhanced by its allusion to the ancient liwan – a deep entrance patio which provides shelter from intense heat – the design offers cool respite through embracing curvature and airy volumes. Clad in fine-grain plaster reminiscent of colonial masonry, a sweeping wall defines the space, housing an uninterrupted band of product shelving, guiding movement and encouraging exploration.

Pamper.My_Aesop Pavilion KL3

Responding to the scale of the surrounds, restrained materiality and spare embellishment speak to the informal spaces where locals take their rest, further emphasising a sense of sanctuary. Joinery is fabricated in local timber, Nyotah; untreated copper furnishes panelling, tapware and wash plane; and a single Peter Zumthor pendant lamp casts a warm yet subdued glow, referencing the luminance of a still, tropical moon.

Pamper.My_Aesop Pavilion KL4

Clients can explore and select from a complete range of skin, hair and body care products, distinguished by botanical and laboratory-generated ingredients of the highest quality. The store’s trained consultants are able to offer advice about products best suited to individual needs.

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