The Oyster Bar and Restaurant
Private Client
Interiors
 
A collection of bars serving raw shellfish, sushi and relaxed aperitifs, and a French Restaurant focusing on serving both traditional and contemporary dishes with an underlying philosophy “art for life, life for art”. Located in Seoul, South Korea, the brief was to take inspiration from the local area and infuse it with contemporary western design and function.

The ‘moon-jar’, a 17th Century pot made of white porcelain and round in shape, is a symbol of absolute purity in Korea, and formed part of our concept. Spherical white lighting suspended in the restaurant was a modern take, with clean white marble and porcelain tiles also used. Similarly, pearls in Western culture are a symbol of purity, so we sought to create clean lines and smooth surfaces in the Raw Bar and Sushi Bar, designed to be monolithic statements, being the first thing you see when entering the restaurant.
 
The French restaurant sets off just by the foot of the two bars through an overlapping floor pattern of white marble and smoked timber. Here a palette of dusty blue banquettes seating, dark timber chevron floors and brass detailing gives a more classic and informal feel.

Whilst the other bar, serving aperitifs, contrasts in both material palette and intimate lighting. Warm timber paneling is a reference to traditional French brasseries, whilst contemporary gold mesh is a subtle twist on local details.
 
Photography by Takuya Watanabe of Nacasa and Partners
A collection of bars serving raw shellfish, sushi and relaxed aperitifs, and a French Restaurant focusing on serving both traditional and contemporary dishes with an underlying philosophy “art for life, life for art”. Located in Seoul, South Korea, the brief was to take inspiration from the local area and infuse it with contemporary western design and function.

The ‘moon-jar’, a 17th Century pot made of white porcelain and round in shape, is a symbol of absolute purity in Korea, and formed part of our concept. Spherical white lighting suspended in the restaurant was a modern take, with clean white marble and porcelain tiles also used. Similarly, pearls in Western culture are a symbol of purity, so we sought to create clean lines and smooth surfaces in the Raw Bar and Sushi Bar, designed to be monolithic statements, being the first thing you see when entering the restaurant.
 
The French restaurant sets off just by the foot of the two bars through an overlapping floor pattern of white marble and smoked timber. Here a palette of dusty blue banquettes seating, dark timber chevron floors and brass detailing gives a more classic and informal feel.

Whilst the other bar, serving aperitifs, contrasts in both material palette and intimate lighting. Warm timber paneling is a reference to traditional French brasseries, whilst contemporary gold mesh is a subtle twist on local details.
 
Photography by Takuya Watanabe of Nacasa and Partners
 
 
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