Taxonomy of Design | Bibliotekstan
Aesop Bibliotekstan is a meditation on the principal tenets of the Scandinavian aesthetic – an appreciation of natural materials and organic forms, and a refined minimalism that achieves coolness without losing its human quality. The store is positioned on a charming street in one of Stockholm’s most historic retail districts, Bibliotekstan, established in 1885. Instigated through collaboration between local architects In Praise of Shadows and artist and furniture designer Lies-Marie Hoffman, this project sits at the intersection of their respective disciplines. A diverse array of Swedish cultural influences helped inform the introspective design – from the art of Carl Larsson to the films of Ingmar Bergman and Lars Von Trier.