Candle 1978 Hotel by STUDIO AZELLIER, Seoul – South Korea

September 8th, 2015 by retail design blog

Candle 1978 which we become to see while driving along the mountain edge of Namsan (in Seoul), must be a space with special meaning for numerous couples. As we can guess from its name, for 37 years, this place has been the background for the memories many lovers would want to keep in their mind. Although its visitors have been replaced as time goes by, this place keeps the romantic meaning still as it used to be.


Designer recreated the whole atmosphere angled toward the young customers, and rearranged the seats perpendicularly suitably for the narrowed area. The existing one-storied building is expanded with four floors, and the previous space with Provencal atmosphere is substituted for vintage and modern space.


Candle 1978 sells romantic mood and experience under the theme of ‘Heritage, Temple of Love’. Client wanted to create a romantic and snug space based on the knowhow accumulated while managing this restaurant for a lone time, and designer suggested modern design concept by reflecting the latest trend and the young customers’ eye level. As a compromise between curved line and excessive decorations of Art Nouveau produced Art Deco to narrow the gap is chosen as new concept of Candle 1978.

Design: STUDIO AZELLIER / Songji Yang
Photography: Taeho Jung

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