About the Aesop Balmain
Created in collaboration with Aesop, the design for the Balmain store emerged from an understanding of the area, materials recovered on-site, and the context of setting.
Raw sandstone walls, fireplaces and hidden doorways revealed during removal of the former fit-out have been retained and exposed; tinted concrete terrazzo references local mid-century apartment buildings. Pale native timbers and a soft palette harmonise with abundant natural light. Off-the-shelf industrial components provide solutions for interior fittings such as shelving and sink frames, their repurposing complemented by vintage furniture and customised lighting.