Bullfights and Tangos Inspired Lim Seungmo’s Boutique Hotel Room Design in Seoul

PROJECT NAME Guest Room at Hotel the Designers
FIRM Lim Seungmo
SQ. FT. 450 SQF

Lim Seungmo has never seen a bullfight nor danced the tango. But that didn’t stop him from mashing up the two to create the Libertango concept for a guest room that he designed for a boutique brand, Hotel the Designers, opening its latest property in Seoul, South Korea.

Photography by Shin Kyungsub.

Beyond a stainless-steel entry tunnel, the 450-square-foot space is awash in the blood red, stark white, and ebony associated with the sport and the dance. The platform bed and a leather-upholstered banquette are for resting and reclining. An L-shape shower room and a freestanding tub are for bathing and relaxing. And everything is oriented on the diagonal, like a bull-fighter’s cape or the hem of a dancer’s dress.

Photography by Shin Kyungsub.

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