位于巴斯新邦德街(New Bond Street)的这家店是由JamesPlumb设计的，旨在彰显英国城市的建筑景观。巴斯这座城市的特色是拥有大量由巴斯石打造的温馨蜂蜜色建筑。
The store on Bath’s New Bond Street has been designed by JamesPlumb to honour architectural landscape of the English city, which is defined by its abundance of warm, honey-coloured buildings crafted from Bath stone.
工作室的创始人James Russell和Hannah Plumb说：“Aesop的主要宗旨始终是创建一个对其位置有回应和共鸣的商店，然而，我们不希望我们的设计给人一种历史课的感觉。我们的目标是创造一个拥有安静的、现代的城市精华的店铺。”
“Aesop’s main brief is always to create a store that responds to and is sympathetic to its location… however, we didn’t want our design to feel like a history lesson. Our aim was to create a quiet, contemporary distillation of the city,” James Russell and Hannah Plumb, founders of the studio, told Dezeen.
“We were drawn to the basements and lower floors of buildings where a simple but functional aesthetic prevails, but with wonderful details.”After traversing the city’s residences, roads, museums, and quarries for research, the studio decided to subtly reflect the imagery they’d seen within the shop’s interiors.
Pale tiles reclaimed from a nearby chapel are laid across the floors, complemented by white-painted walls and service counter. Rough fragments of Bath stone found in the building’s lower level have been placed on steel pegs and displayed artefact-style between the shelves.The same stone has been used to make chunky basins where customers can stand and test various products. Each has been punctuated with five small drainage holes to mimic the appearance of a scullery sink the studio saw in one of the terraced houses that form Bath’s renowned Royal Crescent.
Colour only appears on the shop’s facade, which has been updated with a glossy coat of forest green paint.Prior to JamesPlumb’s redesign the building had largely been in a state of disrepair, filled with unsightly fixtures from previous shop fit-outs. This left the studio to also carry out a number of changes to the store’s internal structure. Three existing windows and a previously boarded-up staircase have been unblocked to return the space to its original Georgian proportions.
Upstairs, a library centred by a worn timber table has been preserved, forming a “hidden layer of domesticity”. JamesPlumb’s decision to have a designated area for reading within the retail space .