Aesop Paris office
While Aésop's retail scene has welcomed customers since 2003, the company’s European headquarters has been for ‘employees’ eyes only’. Until now, that is, when Aesop invites us inside their new Paris office from where the company cares for the entire European continent.
Jean-Phillippe Bonnefoi, Design Coordinator at Aesop
'We use Vipp bins in all our stores worldwide and the integration of a Vipp kitchen into our new office was simply animated by the desire to explore more of Vipp.'
Where creams come true
Jean-Phillippe Bonnefoi is Aesop's EU Design Coordinator. He used his background as an architect to transform a classic Haussmann apartment to a modern office space employing 15 people. Long admirers of the Vipp kitchens, this space finally allowed Aesop to install a four meter long module that brings contemporary design to the existing elements of the kitchen.
17th century office
We first visited the 17th century building at the beginning of last winter and were immediately seduced by the spatial configuration, similar to a well-proportioned Parisian apartment. Three large rooms welcome our Europe, French and Design teams and waiting area, kitchen and meeting rooms are complimenting the circulation throughout spaces.
Aroma and opera
The 150 m2 office exudes the same attention to detail, interior design quality and smell of subtle aromas as the company's retail scene. Add to that the sound of opera filling the high-ceilinged rooms; this is a workplace that attends to all senses - like working in an Aesop retail store.