To design a Korean lifestyle and delicatessen in Soho, London
We were approached by restaurateur Linda Lee, of Koba and On the Bab, to work with her to design her 6th venture – Mee Market: Korean ‘table and market’ concept. From the outset Linda wanted to offer something different. Based on a clean Korean aesthetic, she wanted a space that was crisp, high end and warm and welcoming. The challenge was working in a space that was previously an external corridor between 2 buildings. Reclaiming disused space in one of the buildings, and adding it to the corridor, allowed us to significantly enhance the usable space. By using different textures and reflective finishes we were able to draw the light into what was previously a dark space. By mixing scales and patterns within the floor and the walls we created a unique atmosphere that pays homage to the Korean aesthetic.