30km of coconut husk string inside the new Aesop

published in: Interiors By Costas Voyatzis, 17 December 2009

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Image Courtesy of Aesop

Melbourne architect, March Studio’s Rodney Eggleston has recently completed the third Singapore store at Millenia Walk for Australian skincare brand Aesop. In collaboration with Aesop’s founder Dennis Paphitis, the store features a significantly mesmerizing mass of coconut husk strings suspended from the ceiling.  Referencing Aesop’s subtle and understated method of gift wrapping using the humble ball of twine, and drawing inspiration from the region; thirty kilometers of coconut husk string were suspended from a meticulously detailed grid frame fixed to the ceiling. The results are simply captivating.

Image Courtesy of Aesop

Working with a natural and sombre palette of materials such as the coir matting for the flooring and marine plywood for the joinery, the interior appeared warm, genuine and whole. The unexpected approach of material application for the Millenia Walk store has created yet another image which exudes Aesop’s locality in South East Asia.

"Geography, climate and light all inform which path we take with our design decisions. For Singapore, we referenced the humble ball of twine with which we wrap and detail our gift boxes. The entire store is framed with meticulously detailed grids that suspend twine from the ceiling. The idea is to work with a sombre material palette in an unexpected way. We’ve used coir matting as carpet and marine plywood to detail our storage units which conceal a palette of Corbusier-inspired coloured wall panels."

Aesop Director / Dennis Paphitis

What is appealing about this store is the intimate proportioned interior, the dropped light fixture, the wall storage units, which appear to float above the floor and continue around the corner, and lastly the natural beauty inherited from the materials utilized which offer a unique lustre. In addition, the natural properties of the coconut husk strings have an absorbent quality which keeps the fragrance of our favorite oil-free hydrating serum lingering in the air all day long.

Image Courtesy of Aesop

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    Shirleen Lavalais | 2009-12-18 19:42:00

    A very interesting use of materials. Very appropriate concept since Aesop uses plant-based ingredients in their ingredients. I wonder how a person would feel inside the store - warm, overwhelmed, in-awe????? I like it.

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    darren | 2009-12-21 06:03:53

    i guess the only critique i can give is the amount of dust being accumulated by the strains.. but anyway, good work~!

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    Fantastic coconut husk project that is nicely blended within the room. I'm just wondering how those coconut husk will be in the relentless humid climate. Nevertheless its an absolutely dream house.

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    Lot of creativity and good taste! That's how I classify this environment. The architects were very unique and deserve the congratulations. Thanks.

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    This is an example of how much human minds have evolved in the art of creativity. Its simply astounding. Just by sitting in front of my PC watching this photo I am captivated. There is so much to it than coconut husks. Everything is so evenly arranged not to forget to mention the other interior designing giving it an overall soothing look.Even the lights play a big role here. I still cant believe it extends upto 30 kilometers. If the interior appeared to be warm then there should be definitely an Air Conditioner fitted in. Yes it must be cold,otherwise it may disturb the act of enjoying it vividly! I was worried the coconut husks would interfere with the fragrance of the room but i am rather surprised to hear that these husks infact help to retain good scents. I hope more art forms like this come again from Rodney Eggleston!

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    This is an example of how much human minds have evolved in the art of creativity. Its simply astounding. Just by sitting in front of my PC watching this photo I am captivated. There is so much to it than coconut husks. Everything is so evenly arranged not to forget to mention the other interior designing giving it an overall soothing look.Even the lights play a big role here. I still cant believe it extends upto 30 kilometers. If the interior appeared to be warm then there should be definitely an Air Conditioner fitted in.

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    Who would have thought to make a unique decoration out of the coconut tree? genius! The only thing i can say is that if ever i will be using this coconut husk, i would probably use this in a restaurant or disco houses where lights are sparkling, glitters and all that.

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    Cherry | 2010-08-09 10:59:57

    Melbourne architect, March Studio’s Rodney Eggleston has recently completed the third Singapore store at Millenia Walk for Australian skincare brand Aesop in collaboration with Aesop’s founder Dennis Paphitis. - He is so gifted.

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    pretty awesome ..... finally find something in waste which can be a beauty !

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