Art & Design
The restaurant has been designed to celebrate contemporary Korean design and nature, as well as to offer the ideal visual complement to the elevated cuisine being served. Our interior architecture, designed by JJ Acuna of JJ Acuna / Bespoke Studio, takes inspiration from Chef’s Mingoo’s humbly crafted artisanal platings, building a concept narrative aligned with the Chef’s craftsmanship and focused on the story of “Sky, Earth and Bounty”. The space is separated into three zones; the Sky Zone in the Main Dining Room designed in various shades of blue, the Earth Zone at the Drinks Bar clad in copper metal, and finally the Bounty Zone defined by the Chef’s Private Room table in natural walnut with touches of forest green and birch finishes on walls and soft surfaces.
“Hanok 0053” by photographer Kim Wooyoung
In addition to the thoughtful interior design, uniquely bespoke artworks in collaboration with contemporary Korean artists were curated by Soluna Fine Art Gallery, and placed carefully throughout the restaurant space. In the Sky Zone, a 5-panel luminescent panoramique of Acid Etched Mirror and Laminated Glass, titled “Breathing of Light 20MA01 (2020)” by artist Lee Kyouhong was made specifically to respond to the design narrative of Sky. Three beautiful prints of Hanok homes, gardens and landscapes by photographer, Kim Heewon, adorn all three zones of the restaurant. Other collaborations include sculptural work by Chung Yongjin, Kim Wooyoung and Kim Yongho.
“Breathing of Light” by Lee Kyouhong in Sky Zone
“Hanok Garden” by photographer Kim Heewon
“Buncheong Faced Bottle 2” by Lee Kanghyo