IK Light House [일광전구 라이트하우스]

Memorials (2020); It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (2020)

It is at this café that Koo Se-ra (Im Jin-a/Nana from After School) rants to her boyfriend Kim Min-jae (Han Joon-woo) about her new job as a Mawon district office service center assistant in episode 1 of Memorials/Into the Ring /The Ballot (출사표) (KBS2, 2020). While she wants to be supported, he insists that she finds a new job that does not interfere with his career. In episode 3, Se-ra and Seo Kong-myung (Park Sung-hoon) meet up with a woman that Se-ra had witnessed being fired from her job to apologize to her at this café.

It is at this café that children’s book author Go Moon-Young (Seo Ye-ji) is approached by a mother-daughter duo for an autograph while eating here alone in episode 1 of It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (사이코지만 괜찮아) (tvN, 2020).

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IK Light House [일광전구 라이트하우스], opened in November 2018, is a café and showroom by light bulb company Ilkwang Lightings. It was designed to allow customers to experience the brand and its products through features like a working bulb making machine, a large chandelier, and mirror balls that light up the space. For renovating a 60-year-old obstetrics building into this café, Ilkwang Lightings received the Good Design Award 2019 in the category ‘Construction/space design for commercial use’.

The café is located in Incheon’s neighborhood Dongincheon [Dongincheon-dong/동인천동] in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구]; in walking distance to/from England Tonkatsu [잉글랜드왕돈까스].

Address
8-1 Chamoejeon-ro 174beon-gil, Dongincheon-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea
인천광역시 중구 참외전로174번길 8-1
(경동 51-1)
Geolocation: 37.472106, 126.635051

Instagram: @ik_lighthouse

Getting here
Dongincheon Station [동인천역], Seoul Subway Line 1, Exit 3
(11 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL

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