Inspired by the creative energy coming out of Korea, and in particular Seoul, the design creates a dining space with an informal and exciting atmosphere. The industrial shell references the spirit of the Hongdae area in Seoul, whilst the material palette adds a layer of warmth and texture.
The combination of natural timbers and stone, coupled with the bold use of copper and blackened steel, provides a dynamic setting for more traditional Korean elements of the design. Bespoke banquettes and sharing tables evoke traditional Korean craft, and a solid oak frame inspired by a Hanok (traditional Korean house), forms a private dining room.
A modern take on traditional Korean screens was commissioned and shipped from Korea, as well as hand-selected antique Korean furniture pieces.
In addition, Central Design Studio have collaborated with lighting and furniture designer Tom Raffield, to produce unique table lights especially for the project.
Description: Authentic, healthy & fresh contemporary Korean restaurant
Site Location: Angel Building. 407, St. John Street EC1V
Completion Date: January 2015
Photos: James Balston