Factory chic is the order of the day at this Seoul restaurant, which strips things all the way back with its weathered, industrial interiors.
Local studio Indiesalon designed Dosan Jeong-mil, paring back existing materials and installing new elements to emphasise the raw and workshop-like feel of the restaurant, located in the affluent Gangnam-gu district.
Corrugated steel is used as a space divider, marking out the boundaries of the kitchen and also used as shutters. It’s accompanied by metal furniture, concrete walls and exposed pipework, which lend the space a rough and ready atmosphere.
Some of this is tempered by the central table, made of slabs of carefully machined marble and glass held together by metal h-beams.
The industrial feel is intended to echo Dosan Jeong-mil’s own ‘precision in every dish’ philosophy, with the menu offering a careful balance of flavours and influences, including fried chicken, grilled scallops and charcoal-baked octopus, paired with an icy pint of draft Kirin.