October 1, 2022

RDB-Design

Specialists in home design

The Aesop Yorkville Store by Odami Opens in Toronto – Azure Magazine

For designers, being invited to envision an Aesop store is a chance to join an exclusive club that counts Snøhetta, Ilse Crawford and Vincent Van Duysen among its members. The Australian skin care brand prides itself on its locally minded shops, and no two locations are alike; it chooses its architectural collaborators just as carefully as it develops its beloved botanical scents. 

For one of its latest outposts, at the base of a condo tower in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood, Aesop approached Aránzazu González Bernardo and Michael Norman Fohring of local design studio Odami. The duo had been on the brand’s watch list ever since it exhibited a chair milled from the wood of a dying red oak at the 2020 edition of the city’s Interior…