Thisispaper Community
Join today.
Enter your email address to receive the latest news on emerging art, design, lifestyle and tech from Thisispaper, delivered straight to your inbox.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Instant access to new channels
The top stories curated daily
Weekly roundups of what's important
Weekly roundups of what's important
Original features and deep dives
Exclusive community features
Zuzanna Gasior
Jan 8, 2024

Mokki stands as an emblematic space where the industrial past and artisanal present blend under the practiced eye of GGJH's design team.

This Seoul-based café has been sculpted within the shell of an old steel mill, where the architectural remnants of its former life are not just preserved but celebrated. The high ceilings offer an airy canvas for the play of light and shadow, while the original tin and steel structures lend an authentic industrial soul to the venue.

The design philosophy at Mokki is one of respectful transformation. Patrons are invited into a space where raw materials meet refined design, where the untouched elements of the building's past — the rugged beams and brick walls — are juxtaposed against the sleekness of contemporary furnishings. These juxtapositions are a deliberate nod to the narrative of progress, a space telling its own story of evolution and adaptation.

At Mokki, the remnants of time are integral to its charm. GGJH has ensured that the remain old elements are not merely decorative; they are the soul of Mokki, grounding it in authenticity and giving it a character that's irreplicable.

While the design draws you in, the café's offerings ensure you linger. At the end of this design journey, Mokki rewards its guests with a curated selection of beverages and desserts. Whether it's the robust flavor of filtered coffee, the tranquility of a perfectly steeped tea, or the indulgence of a finely crafted dessert, the culinary experience is designed to complement the architectural artistry that surrounds you.

GGJH has taken the concept of a café and elevated it to a form of quiet artistry. The space doesn't shout for attention but instead whispers, inviting a closer look, a deeper introspection. It is in the subtle interplay of textures, the careful alignment of furniture, and the masterful control of lighting that the space finds its voice.

No items found.
Join +
We love less
but there is more.
Become a Thisispaper+ member today to unlock full access to our magazine, advanced tools, and support our work.
Join Thisispaper+
No items found.
Zuzanna Gasior
Jan 8, 2024

Mokki stands as an emblematic space where the industrial past and artisanal present blend under the practiced eye of GGJH's design team.

This Seoul-based café has been sculpted within the shell of an old steel mill, where the architectural remnants of its former life are not just preserved but celebrated. The high ceilings offer an airy canvas for the play of light and shadow, while the original tin and steel structures lend an authentic industrial soul to the venue.

The design philosophy at Mokki is one of respectful transformation. Patrons are invited into a space where raw materials meet refined design, where the untouched elements of the building's past — the rugged beams and brick walls — are juxtaposed against the sleekness of contemporary furnishings. These juxtapositions are a deliberate nod to the narrative of progress, a space telling its own story of evolution and adaptation.

At Mokki, the remnants of time are integral to its charm. GGJH has ensured that the remain old elements are not merely decorative; they are the soul of Mokki, grounding it in authenticity and giving it a character that's irreplicable.

While the design draws you in, the café's offerings ensure you linger. At the end of this design journey, Mokki rewards its guests with a curated selection of beverages and desserts. Whether it's the robust flavor of filtered coffee, the tranquility of a perfectly steeped tea, or the indulgence of a finely crafted dessert, the culinary experience is designed to complement the architectural artistry that surrounds you.

GGJH has taken the concept of a café and elevated it to a form of quiet artistry. The space doesn't shout for attention but instead whispers, inviting a closer look, a deeper introspection. It is in the subtle interplay of textures, the careful alignment of furniture, and the masterful control of lighting that the space finds its voice.

section is proudly under the patronage of:
Introducing OS
An intimate space which helps creative minds thrive.
Discover. Share. Embrace.
Thisispaper Shop
Shop Now
Thisispaper+Travel Guides
Discover the most inspiring places and stories through carefully-curated travel guides.
Explore all GuidesExplore channels