It all started from the kitchen. At a new space, chef Mingoo aims to present the warm and authentic atmosphere of the Korean kitchen where the honest taste of Hansik Goo is made. Area Plus, the Korean interior design studio acclaimed for fusing Korean traditional elements with contemporary design, has been appointed to translate his idea into reality and crafted a unique atmosphere of the restaurant by highlighting a strong sense of Korean heritage using elements inspired by Bu-Eok, the old Korean kitchen and hearth.
“Fabric Window” by JEONG Hyunji
“Issu de feu” by LEE Bae
“Brushstroke 4-53” by LEE Bae
From the entrance, a fabric window created by JEONG Hyunji, an up-and-coming Korean craftsman, will evoke Korean landscapes in a simple but elegant way. A dark wooden pillar standing strong next to the entrance and the blocks made of old Korean wood supporting the pillar symbolize the fundamental nature of Bu-Eok. Upon stepping into the space, earth tones, representing the soil foundations of Korean architecture, will harmonize with clean, minimalist white walls, forming the basis of Hansik Goo’s color palette. The Korean ambiance will be further amplified by the display of artworks from internationally renowned Korean artists, such as the “meditation” series by CHUNG Chang-sup, the “brushstroke” series, “Issu de feu” by LEE Bae and more.