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on Sydney’s Pitt Street in September, it looked to the rugged forms and hefty scale of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s artwork for inspiration. Envisioned by international architecture firm Snøhetta and its senior interior architect Peter Girgis to mark the skincare company’s 30th anniversary, the sandstone building’s cloistered, softly lit interior is enveloped in monumental granite panels, bringing a little coastal serenity to the city’s bustling CBD. “There was a desire to make a space that would have the spirit of all that is great about Aesop,” Peter says of the store, which is now the brand’s largest boutique in the world. “The idea was

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