THE WALK-THROUGH AND SIT-DOWN STORE
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FREITAG opens new store in Seoul Apgujeong
For 25 years FREITAG has been injecting new life into used truck tarps from Europe’s highway network, turning them into functional bags and accessories. Now the Zurich-based bag manufacturers are giving them a new home in Apgujeong, the quarter of the Gangnam district that was ultra-hip back in the 90s and is set to regain that status again soon.
To make room for more than 1100 unique bags in the 66-square-meter store, the ground floor, apart from the load-bearing columns and walls, has been totally gutted. And because the Swiss, with all their mountains, can’t resist building tunnels, or because every highway service station needs both an entry and an exit, they decided to take out the wall to the backyard while they were about it. So, the new Seoul Apgujeong FREITAG Store now offers our Korean truck tarp bag fans direct access to a business-free garden for spontaneous time-outs and laid-back parties, where they can also give one of the three rescued trees a gentle hug.
Architects: FREITAG and Torafu Architects
FREITAG STORE SEOUL APGUJEONG
11, Seolleung-ro 153-gil, 06019 Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Monday - Sunday 11:30 - 20:00