If there’s one thing you can certainly say about AETHER, the Los Angeles based outdoor apparel company, it’s that they have impeccable style. This statement is certainly true of the brand new store they just opened in San Francisco which was constructed out of three shipping containers.
AETHER once again teams up with Paris-based designer Thierry Gaugain (AETHERstream) to help envision their first-ever stand alone retail store, AETHERsf. Located in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley, and constructed from three 8‘ x 9.6‘ x 40’ shipping containers, AETHERsf is the brainchild of Gaugain, envelope a+d, and AETHER’s founders, Jonah Smith and Palmer West.
Though making spaces out of shipping containers isn’t an incredibly new concept (you can see all the times we’ve posted about the concept here) it’s still great to see companies taking the approach of re-use to create something new. The structure is painted in head-to-toe black save for the logo and where they’ve punched in some windows. The details of the space are extremely impressive, such as the conveyor rack which cycles jackets and shirts up and through the space like a high end dry cleaner. You can’t see it very well in the photos but the video below gives you a great look at it and how it works. I want one of these stores in Los Angeles now!
489 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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from The Fox Is Black http://www.thefoxisblack.com/2013/02/06/aether-opens-a-new-shop-in-san-francisco-made-entirely-of-shipping-containers/