Strategically located on the ground floor of one of the biggest malls in Malaysia, Aesop introduces an entirely new layout for its newest opening at 1 Utama Shopping Mall, Petaling Jaya. The brains behind the minimalist interior, Singapore-based design group FARM Studios, attended the grand opening to share their side of the story on the insightful creative process behind the store. What started off as an initiative to grow and cultivate the local Singaporean arts community turned into a group of 4 partners who are now on its way to making a name in the design industry region-wide.
Cast concrete acts as a counterpoint, placed in the center of the store and directly adjacent to the cashier. Customers can explore the complete range of skin, hair and body care products available to test on the deep basin of the counter; one of the two rectangular counters that float between rows of shelving. Aesop’s trained consultant are ever-ready to serve and offer advice on the brand’s luxurious botanical products that are best suited to individual needs.