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The Aesop Yokohama and Shin-Marunouchi stores by Torafu Architects display the use of one material in two different ways. Employing a similar concept, these contrasting shop designs resemble two apothecary-inspired interiors.

Filled with the same material, these interiors feature Oriented Strand Board, made from compressing wood splinters. Often used for shelving and displays, the eco-friendly material is sleek and streamlined, serving as the perfect backdrop for the minimalist packaging synonymous with the Aesop brand.

While the Shin-Marunouchi shop displays OSB in a stone hue, the Yokohama interior fuses a deep green accent color with the lightly-toned material. The Aesop Yokohama and Shin-Marunouchi shops showcase the use of an eco-friendly and versatile Oriented Strand Board material in two differing ways that achieve the same sleek and modern look.