Singapore’s iconic Orchard Road is a world removed from the sleepy nutmeg orchards which once grew there. Our design for Aesop Ion looks to these simple origins for inspiration.
We wanted to retain, reinterpret and reassemble the existing space in surprising new ways. The aim was to create a space that invites visitors to slow down and have a calm coffee experience while the scent of roasted coffee lingers in the air. And what's more relaxing than a walk in the park?
A celebration of the kampung set around Singapore’s only mainland hot spring, where water and nature become wellsprings for the fostering of communities.
Aesop 1 Utama is an exploration into how corrugated roofing sheets can be adapted in inventive ways, without losing their essential character and materiality. The store is a homage to tin, and the place it has in the greater Selangor region’s life and history.
The historical context, and the opportunity to reinterpret it, formed the basis for the design and branding of this hotel. Attention to detail introduced further layers to the narrative, so guests can experience a keener sense of space and time.