- Design Team : COLLECTIVE B Company Limited
- Creative Director : Jinyoung Yoon
- Space Design Team : Yoonjin Lee
- Client : Seoul Business Agency
- City : Mapo-gu
- Country : South Korea
Text description provided by the architects. Seoul Made Space, created under the identity of ‘taste discovery place’ that emptiness physical property and fills up with a taste. The place is a complex cultural space where introduces every aspect of culture, product, and industry in Seoul while the city is evolving from manufacturing to the creative era. It is also a space with the purpose of introducing designs and brands that incorporate Seoul's identity, experiencing trends that lead to Seoul's culture, and sharing and communicating Seoul's values.
[the Space Where You Discover the Brand] Several brands from Seoul were curated and displayed along with their history to inspire visitors. [the Space Where You Experience the Culture] The design includes an experimental program that can stimulate the sensibility of each individual's taste so that they can experience the cultural contents of Seoul intensively. [the Space Where You Enjoy the Community] Seoul Made Space is a community that opens to everyone. It is a place where people, brands, and culture meet, and expand creative ideas, spread good values of the brand, and communicate freely to share culture.
The design is focused on actively showing the naturalness and expandability pursued by the Seoul Made brand. Especially for the finishing materials, the design team used only materials that do not require secondary processing and preserved the existing space as much as possible, exposed as it is, to reduce the artificial effect and respect the environment.
With a design that minimizes fixed installation elements to respond to various programs and exhibitions, a movable modular shelf made of lightweight material with less waste during manufacturing is constructed on both walls of more than 24m. To maximize the functionality of the space, modular and stackable tables and chairs are designed to be freely arranged. In addition, to minimize the waste of resources, the design team uses “Buildweller” furniture, which is assembled using minimal materials.