Aesop launched its first Italian signature store at Piazza del Carmine in
Brera, Milan. Created in collaboration with local firm Vincenzo de Cotiis Architects, the design
for the 60-square metre space was determined in part by the lively, sophisticated setting (where
neighbours include Chiesa del Carmine, a church with 700-year-old bones), but also by the building
itself – a 19th-century heritage site, formerly home to a salumeria.