LG Mart Co., Ltd / LG Kangnam Tower

Contact ILYA if you want a new approach to interior design.
Visit the restaurants in LG Kangnam Tower in southern Seoul and see for yourself. As the chief of construction headquarters for the LG Kangnam Tower project, I worked closely with ILYA on the interior design of the Tower restaurants and convention hall. I was very impressed with the modern design concepts, the international design sensibility, and the passion for the project that ILYA exhibited. The ILYA design team executed one of the best design products with flawless teamwork on the part of highly capable individuals, in a limited period. Their thorough project management skills also ensured top quality implementation. As a natural result, the restaurants in LG Kangnam Tower are now among the most renowned in Seoul. I would like to express my appreciation again to all of the ILYA project team members and special thanks Ms. Nakagome for all she contributed to this project.

Joung Hyun Bai

Vice President
LG Mart Co., Ltd. Seoul, Korea

1999 Owner’s Award

LG Kangnam Tower

When the LG Group, one of South Korea’s top three conglomerates, built their second corporate headquarters in the Kangnam district of Seoul, they nominated ILYA for the interior design of the special facilities. In 1998, owner LG Mart elected 10 design firms from Japan and the US, from which the jury chose ILYA based on their proposal and interview. Selected from a number of American and European architectural firms, SOM Chicago designed the 38 story highrise building and arts center (theatre). ILYA was responsible for the schematic design of the sky lounge, auditorium, event hall, and various restaurants; Min Associates of South Korea executed the detail design and documentation. Upon completion of the project in November 1999, LG Mart awarded ILYA the Owner’s Award for their role as one of the principal designers of LG Kangnam Tower.