Located in Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea, sits a quaint, Nordic-inspired cafe designed by Nordic Bros. Design Community. kafé Nordic is located within a residential neighborhood right near the newest hot spot, Comme Des Garcons. The tiny spot is built into a semi-basement in a residential space so it was important to stand out. In order to do so, they went with a bold, bright yellow exterior to catch the passerby’s eyes.

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The design team brought forth the idea of going with a “Nordic” theme, which includes: enriched life, humor, artistic expression based on functionalism, new lifestyle, and smaller but stronger.

kafé Nordic by Nordic Bros. Design Community in main interior design architecture  Category

kafé Nordic by Nordic Bros. Design Community in main interior design architecture  Category

kafé Nordic by Nordic Bros. Design Community in main interior design architecture  Category

Inside, they brought in a total of 27 patterns of tile from the collaboration between Patricia Urquiola and Mutina, which partially cover the floors and a portion of the wall space. The rest of the floor is covered in wood.

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They used a combination of designer chairs, including ones from Emeco, Flototto, Hay, and Ton, in various colors creating an eclectic and casual space.

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The chairs are mixed with Candlestick Tables by Yong-Hwan Shin, Light Au Lait sconces by Ingo Maurer, and Lune du Matin house candles, also designed by Yong-Hwan Shin.

kafé Nordic by Nordic Bros. Design Community in main interior design architecture  Category

kafé Nordic by Nordic Bros. Design Community in main interior design architecture  Category

kafé Nordic by Nordic Bros. Design Community in main interior design architecture  Category

The owner suggested using the octagon, hexagon, quadrangle, and circle in the design so the menu incorporates those shapes. You’ll also notice them around the space.

kafé Nordic by Nordic Bros. Design Community in main interior design architecture  Category

kafé Nordic by Nordic Bros. Design Community in main interior design architecture  Category

kafé Nordic by Nordic Bros. Design Community in main interior design architecture  Category

kafé Nordic by Nordic Bros. Design Community in main interior design architecture  Category

kafé Nordic by Nordic Bros. Design Community in main interior design architecture  Category

kafé Nordic by Nordic Bros. Design Community in main interior design architecture  Category

kafé Nordic by Nordic Bros. Design Community in main interior design architecture  Category