Aesop’s latest opening in Hamburg is a counter space in the eminent department store, Alsterhaus.  The design was inspired by the history and distinctive streetscape of the Hanseatic city.

In pleasing contrast to the palette of its immediate surrounds, the 12.5-square metre space appropriates the red-brown hue of brick structures populating Hamburg and neighbouring century-old Speicherstadt, referenced in the powder-coated surfaces of a monolithic counter and product display unit. The warm brass used to accent the countertop and shelves will effect gradual, ongoing change as its patina ages.