Aesop opens new store in Marina Bay Sands complete with warm, earthy tones

The journey to Australian-based luxury skincare brand Aesop’s newest showroom here begins with a stroll through the wide aisles of Marina Bay Sands’ shopping avenues, followed by a descent of 10m below sea level into the cavernous B2 level of the mall. Not far from the impressive and noisy Rain Oculus by Ned Khan, lies a peaceful refuge away from the throngs of tourists and dizzying array of glitzy fashion brands. Designed in collaboration with local studio Asylum, Aesop’s store in The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is touted by the designers as “an earthen outcrop and a meditation on Singapore’s relationship with the land”.

Pivoting fin-like partitions swivel to offer entry into the spacious gallery that’s bathed in beige and grey.