Friday, February 10, 2012
The new Aesop kiosk in Grand Central Station.
Tacklebox (Jeremy Barbour) furniture/architecture/design firm are responsible for this beautiful vitrine in which they used 1800 reclaimed New York Times newspapers as a foundation material. For the Nolita store, 2800 New York Times newspapers were hand-torn into 400,000 strips which were then stacked into a soft, felt-like surface "held within a continuous oak wrapper. Just as oak is commonly used to store and age wine and spirits, so too will the newspaper age, turning a light tan, thus marking the passing of time. In this way the history of Aesop North America will be recorded within the wall of this first store."
Tacklebox also designed saipua's shop in Brooklyn.