August 16, 2017

A new AESOP Store in San Francisco | Tacklebox architecture firm

Love to share another Instagram find of mine today, Tacklebox is a brooklyn architecture firm with a portfolio that includes residential housing, retail, interior design, custom furniture, and product design. My eye caught the beautiful shelves at the Aesop store located on Jackson Street, in San Francisco’s historic waterfront district. 

Whenever I am in Paris or Milan I have to visit one or more Aesop store's and same as for the Muji stores I have never understood why there are no stores in Amsterdam. That said and being a huge fan of Aesop and their beautiful and unique store concepts I had to find out more about the store and the design firm behind it. On their website many more projects and Aesop stores


Tacklebox: "In line with Aesop’s customary architectural approach – to work with what is already in place, weaving a discreet presence into the fabric of the locale – fault lines and natural rifts within the area’s geological timeframe were key influences, expressed through a prominent raked wall of plastered texture and form.

Bracing, stitching, and splicing the surface of the wall terrain, forty-one solid copper shelves bridge the in-between, bearing intended reference to the copper stills used to produce the whiskey in A.P Hotaling’s warehouse, once the West Coast’s largest whiskey repository.

This space is situated in one of a handful of structures that survived the 1906 earthquake and fire, owing to the quick-thinking firemen and hundreds of citizens determined to protect the stores of Hotaling’s Whiskey, an endeavor that fortuitously preserved the architecture of neighboring blocks." 




picture courtesy Tacklebox

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