Aesop Islington

56, Cross Street  
The Islington store resembles the modest utilitarian spaces of the early twentieth century. Inspired by the unintentionally appealing aesthetics of a well-ordered 1930s laboratory, the setup adapts traditional materials and methods of fabrication to new purposes – making radical use of the ostensibly simple. Hence glass is put to unique use in hand-made glass taps and pipes; strong yet malleable metal provides shelving with thin, sharp profiles; and polished marble serves for basins and work surfaces. Visitors can explore and select from Aesop’s complete range of skin, hair and body care products, distinguished by botanical and laboratory-generated ingredients of the highest quality.