It’s not just a ‘drink’. It’s a representation of Malaysia’s rich multicultural heritage and its values of tolerance and unity. To celebrate the opening of its ninth store in Kuala Lumpur, Aesop has partnered with local textile designer, Muni Osman, to create a unique store concept inspired by the country’s legendary drink.
Located on the ground floor of The Exchange TRX, Aesop architects and Muni Osman took inspiration from the art-of-tea-making and the techniques used to create the iconic tea. The opulent boutique is adorned with a cocoon-like structure in an amber hue, reminiscent of the colour of Teh Tarik. It was said that strips of woven cotton were soaked in tea leaves itself which were then suspended vertically across the store – creating a captivating interplay of translucency, warmth, and gentleness throughout the spacious interior.
The lavish store also offers various tools that resemble tea materials. One such tool is a simple linen tea strainer, which gradually absorbs the colour of the beverage over time through consistent use. One highlight that drew the attention are the quartet of basins, which imitates the pouring of tea into cups from a height.
Aesop and Muni Osman have taken a commendable step towards embracing diversity and inclusivity within their brand. The latest store offers a wide range of products for skin, hair, body, and home, with knowledgeable consultants available to guide you towards the perfect choices for your specific requirements.
Aesop is available to visit on the Ground Floor, The Exchange TRX.