Aesop Brera

The first Italian signature store, Aesop Brera, is a contemporary insertion into the fabric of Milan’s history. Occupying a corner tenancy, the 60-square metre space is located in a nineteenth-century building on the Piazza del Carmine, next to the fifteenth-century Chiesa Santa Maria del Carmine. The neighbourhood, traditionally home to artists and ateliers, is now one of the main centres of Milan’s annual furniture fair, Salon del Mobile. A collaboration with local studio Vincenzo de Cotiis Architects, the contemplative design gives a subtle nod to its previous incarnation as a salumeria.