We’re excited to showcase our newest commercial work for the luxury Australian skincare brand, Aesop! Located on West 4th Avenue, this is Aesop’s fourth Canadian store. The work that went into this project was wide-ranging, inclusive of plumbing rough-ins, drywall, millwork and countertop installation, plaster walls, concrete flooring, insulation, framing as well as plumbing, electrical finishes and more.

What began as an ordinary Tenant Improvement project evolved into an extensive building upgrade. There were deficient structural elements that had to be dealt with as well as work that went into structurally upgrading the entire building in order to comply with the City of Vancouver building code.

The video and photos within this post comes courtesy of Decorative Paint & Plaster Concepts Inc. (Italianlimeplaster.com):

Aesop’s skin, hair and body care products are displayed amidst a backdrop of minimal furnishing and neutral colour accents. Decorative Paint & Plaster Concepts Inc. furnished Aesop in matte and polished Venetian plaster for their flooring and cabinets – lending the space the air of a private and enclosed inner sanctum as customers select from a complete range of products, distinguished by botanical and laboratory-generated ingredients. Polished Italian Lime Plaster was also applied around Aesop’s brass cabinets, giving discreet emphasis to product display.

A grey palette prevails in the store which is also reflected in the two point-of-sale counters that anchor the retail space and encourages product exploration. Brown timber shelving occupy the walls on either size as natural light bathes the interior. Aesop’s line of products and unique retail space, rife with discreet material and textural accents, make it a long-awaited inclusion to the famed Kitsilano area and Klondike Contracting is extremely proud to be a part of its Canadian expansion!

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