Best Place to Meet One-of-a-kind Lacquer Arts in Seoul – MOKDAN GAOK (목단가옥)

UoH Cafe Recommendation : “Mokdan Gaok”???? (????????Gaok means ‘traditional ordinary house.’ Gucci’s Korea flagship store name is ‘Gucci Gaok’)
Meet this 4-story building with the outstanding exterior (with 100,000 bricks of stacking) located in the center of Hannam-dong, Seoul. Opened in September 2021, this place was renovated from the 2-story building and it still has traces of the past.

???? What’s so special about this place & why does UoH recommend it?

1️⃣ You can enjoy all the work and decorations from the world-famous Korean lacquer artist Yongbok Jun, who has devoted himself to the creation of pure, natural lacquer arts since 1973 – from little tiles and tables to elevators. ???????? You can feel the true sense of love and care for traditional Korean art and crafts. ????????

2️⃣ The red brick building with 100,000 bricks is stacked by hand one by one. ????❤️ Through the mixed vibes of Eastern and Western castle, you can feel extraordinary details through these ceramic bricks. Many times, modern café interiors and designs seem banal in Seoul – because Seoul is such a trendy, fast-paced city. It’s always precious to see something different, unique and has its own originality. ☕️????

3️⃣ It’s a 4-story full of rich stories with a gallery, coffee & tea, shop, space, story. You can enjoy and taste sophisticated Korean food, exotic blended tea, and coffee in this beautiful building. ????

☕️Instagram : @mokdangaok
⏱ Opening Hours : Tue – Sat 11:00 – 18:00
???? 58-4, Itaewon-ro 54-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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