Clayworks Ombre clay plaster finish, created specifically for designers Snohetta for this Aesop Store in London, has WON the Surface Design Awards Retail Interior Surface of 2019.
Snohetta demonstrated how the use of a single material throughout a space, including on all of the surfaces of the spectacular arches, can be breathtaking with the texture and colour variation of clay plasters.
The judges also highlighted the nature of the regulation of humidity, with air quality control being of unique importance for the store.
Aesop formulate and sell skin, hair and body care formulations of the finest quality with meticulously sourced plant based and laboratory made ingredients. Their design philosophy reads:
A sincere interest in intelligent and sustainable design extends to every aspect of Aesop’s workings.
Our thanks go to Snohetta for a design that forever established clay as an important material in contemporary design, to Guy Valentine for the plastering, Denton Corker Marshall, architects and Spacecraft Workshop, Contractors.