Yollo greek yogurt shop by Nordicbros Design Community, Seoul – Korea

May 16th, 2014 by retail design blog

Garosugil, a street full of exotic cafes and designer’s store, is renowned as a center for trendy people in South Korea. Nordic Bros. Design Community completed the design and construction of Korea’s first and best Greek Yogurt Shop “Yollo”. Yollo, an abbreviation of the sentence “You only live and love once”, is a greek yogurt shop owned by Miss. Dan De Lion Corporation.

Based on the Retro design of the theme ‘golden age’ the client required the newly interpreted space design fitting to the young generation. Designer had various discussions about different culture, especially food-related culture, of different generations and made a consensus on having ‘golden age’ as a theme of the store and expanded the idea more. The space tried to arouse the curiosity of general customers visiting the store by not including the stereotypical images people can associate with greek yogurt.

Inspired by duplex, the Herringbone Patten is included in two arch-shaped doors and covered with bold colors. Also, the checkered plate (with the size of 1m width X 3.8m height) is placed at the center and is making a harmony with the classical components like flags or neon signs.

Under the client’s request to use the small shop (24 m2) very efficiently, and the layout was made to fulfill the purpose of the store ‘Take away, For here’, focusing on connecting the facade
design with the inner space.

The kitchen floor’s floor and wall is consisted of crossing patterns of Matt White and Glossy black, and the 4.3 meter topping table and the counter is divided by the Arch frame. Also, the value of yollo of ‘producing premium home-made Greek Yogurt’ is emphasized with luxurious gold colors around the frame and other parts.

Traffic Line
With the Matt White and Glossy White melted in Herringbone Pattern, the chairs that has a shape of ladder is positioned. With the black bricks with yellow colored masonry joint and the identity of the store, “you only live and love once”, in a neon pop-art form, the sentiment that Yollo tries to bring, the mixture of luxury and dynamics, is well reflected.

Bar Table / Fold by Nordic Bros. Design Community
Bar Chair / Dalfred bar stool, Bekvam stepladder by ikea
Table / Dlm xl by hay
Table / Ps 2012 coffee table by ikea
Chair / Chair 14 by ton
Chair / Ragrund towel rack chair by ikea
Cabinet / The Ting Factory Collaboration with Nordic Bros Design Community

Design: Nordic Bros. Design Community / Yong-Hwan Shin
Construction: Nordic Bros. Design Community / Han-Duk Jang
Graphic: Catari Studio / Sun-Jin Kim
Photograph : Nordic Bros. Design Community

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