Place & Thing is a minimalist collection of lighting objects created by Toronto-based designer MSDS Studio for Aesop. ‘Place & Thing’ is a group of lighting objects that explore rituals of personal care, scent manufacture, and domestic objects. Each item is abstracted from a thing found in the home. Closer inspection will reveal a ladle, mirror, bowl, cupboard, mortar and pestle, basin, and, in the front window, a landscape. The items are made in wood – some sandblasted to accentuate the natural grain – and a range of materials, colors, and forms taken from Aesop products. The group comprises a domestic tableau that synthesizes Aesop and MSDS Studio’s shared interest in space, material, and experience.

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