Ombré is described as the gradual blending of one color hue to another. At Aesop Tribeca, Norman Kelley defines the term in its most primitive form: the transition from light to dark, or white to black. The look and feel of Aesop Tribeca is all superficial - in a good way. The sale and consultation area is cut in half. Above you, a crisp white ceiling. No features here, just white. At eye level, a gentle transition graduates towards a black floor. Here, black is all features. Black is the finish with greatest flexibility. Black conceals and reveals. At the scale of furniture, display, and consultation, black transitions from smooth to rough, hard to pliable, satin to grit. The front of the house and its respective elements float in a sea of black. The only true identifiable features are the products’ iconic labels.





138 West Broadway, New York, NY, 10013




780 ft² / 72 m²

Project Team

Carrie Norman, Thomas Kelley, Spencer McNeil

Paint Team

Grand Illusions Decorative Painting


Courtesy of Aesop