Alain Carle Architecte develops an engaging beauty store interior that is reminiscent of a speakeasy — an illicit establishment that sells alcoholic beverages. Channeling the jazz scene, the creatives build a sleek and expressive environment for skincare brand Aesop's new location in Montreal's Petite Bourgogne neighborhood.
The beauty store interior showcases a perfect "combination of dark, rich and natural materials" that contribute to a relatively alluring ambiance. Aesop's skincare products are displayed in custom-oak cabinetry. The store enjoys sizable windows, while a sense of intimacy is provided by the arrangement of the beauty store interior design. Alain Carle Architecte did a great job, making sure that the layout and the materials used, including the dark green suede and the brass detailing, tie into Montreal's "rich history [and] vibrant cultural life."