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Café H

Seoul, Korea
Artifical light

Client: Hyundai Department Store
Architect: Casper Mueller Kneer
Image: Roh Space

Café H is a small café located inside Hyundai Mokdong Department store. The interior design is warm and simple with an open wood cassette ceiling of the same material as the walls that make a distinctive contrast to the grey stone bar counter and floor. The lighting approach is simple and straightforward with a lighting grid of diffuse linear lighting providing soft and uniform illumination to the ceiling cassettes and the surrounding walls. The lighting stays hidden from sight from the distance; when looking up into the cassettes two LED lines equally placed and above the ceiling grid become visible. To enhance the counter, additional adjustable spotlights are located in between the ceiling cassettes for localised accents.