Have you ever been in a cook library? Today we are going to show you one in the heart of Seoul’s Yeongdeungpo neighborhood that has completely made us fall in love. London design studio Blacksheep has created this space that includes a deli, cafe, library, and kitchen featuring industrial materials and high-end European furniture.
The Cooking Library is the perfect place where customers can engage in an analogue way with aspects of travel, music, design, and cooking.
Blacksheep teamed up with local firm One O One Architects to deliver a design for the five-floor space that aims to stimulate the senses through its use of materials and various levels of exposure to food and cookery.
“Blacksheep worked to create an inspiring world where craftsmanship provides fundamental luxury, tactility invites human touch, and analog detailing allows visitors to get lost in the romance of time,” said the designers.
“The design team envisaged a humble factory setting on the outskirts of Europe and translated that into a food laboratory in the heart of Seoul.”
Products from European furniture brands including Gubi, Menu, and Mattiazzi are specified throughout to enhance the premium, cosmopolitan vibe of this dazzling space.
The open-plan ground floor accommodates a deli, shop, bakery and cafe, which are accessible to Hyundai Card customers and the general public.
Overlooking the library is the glass-walled Recipe Room, which has a herringbone parquet floor and dining table positioned beneath a chandelier by Søren Rose Studio lending the space a domestic feel.
A kitchen on the third level provides a space for cooking lessons, book signings, lectures and social events. Its combination of marble countertops and kitchen cabinets with blackened-steel drawer fronts is influenced by the functionality of industrial kitchens.
A contemporary descendant of retro sphere lighting, Atomic Round Suspension lamp is a spot-on interpretation of the atomic age design. As each shade evokes a mesmerizing effect, it’s ideal to be placed in this cooking kitchen to surprise your guests.
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