Things We Love - Recycled Cardboard Interior for Aesop's New LA Store

Cardboard Interior for Aesop Store

Things we love – Brooks + Scarpa recycled cardboard interior for Aesop’s Los Angeles store

We love innovative ways to use recycled materials to create eye catching interiors – particularly when it’s a storefront and when the material is cardboard.
Californian firm Brooks + Scarpa were commissioned to design skincare brand Aesop’s new store in the historic theatre district of Downtown LA. The architects used reclaimed cardboard tubing from used fabric rolls from the nearby fashion district to create a completely unique cardboard interior space.


The six-inch round cardboard tubes walls and cabinet provide clean lines and an earthy palette, that both compliment the natural concrete of the 1929 Eastern Columbia building’s original floors.


‘Using a singular material, the store is meant to be simple, elegant and wish with subtle details much like the products that the company create’, said the architects.

The botanically based skin care brand, Aesop, pride themselves on exceptional quality and the minimal cardboard decor in their new LA stores draws you into the store and more significantly into the products on offer. You can find more detailing in the store that the architect has benefited from using recycled materials including the distinctive light fittings and reclaimed tester sink.

Aesop cardboard lights | Cardboard Interior
The light fittings and drawers are made from the same cardboard tubes as the walls

The exposed rustic style sink, cardboard walls and fittings and concrete floor all compliment eachother in this minimalistic interior space.

Aesop’s revolutionary new cardboard interior is another great example of how you can use sustainable materials to create unique spaces and products without leaving an unnecessary strain on our limited resources.

Check out some more cardboard products that have caught our eye this week…

Lexus’ fully drivable car made from cardboard – released in 2015

They launched the car in 2015 -How did we miss this?

Dutch design studio Waarmakers has used standard cardboard tubing to create a ceiling light that can be assembled from its own packaging (+ movie).

Beautiful and simple – we want one


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