2017 Australian Interior Design Awards / Shortlist / Retail Interior
Drawing inspiration from heritage Singapore shophouses and Peranakan culture the Aésop Capitol Piazza store is a subtle yet vibrant addition to the Singapore retail scene. A space of plasticity offset against strong decorative motifs the store plays with contrasting elements to create an environment based in history and one that is forward thinking in experience.
Within the space, curvilinear wall forms and counters in white cement render and display shelving in oak create the backdrop to the most striking element, the tiled floor where the reference to Peranakan culture is overt. Ultimately, the space aims to create a sense of calm and retreat with a gentle nod to the rich and diverse traditions Singapore as a city offers its visitors and inhabitants.
Photography : Wai Kay