Cafe Yeonnam-dong 239-20 in South Korea uses 2D Optical Illusions to Create an unexpected Experience

Cafe Yeonnam-dong 239-20 is a small, but cozy café, which opened in July 2017 in the famous Yeonnam-dong district, Seoul, South Korea.

The design of the Cafe/Eatery creates a 2D optical illusion, which makes customers feel as though they’ve crossed dimensions into a comic book illustration.

The artistic, monochrome design was inspired by Korea’s hit TV show, W by Lee Jong-suk and Han Hyo-joo, in which the characters clash between “two worlds”—the real world and a fantasy world inside a webtoon. When visitors step through the door, they’re greeted with black and white comic strip furniture, walls, and floors. Even the mugs, dishes, and cutlery look like flat line drawings.

You can see more of Cafe Yeonnam-dong 239-20 on the their instagram and facebook pages.

Images courtesy My Modern Met
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