You are the owner of the brand TRVR, a coffee shop, and a creative agency in Seoul. How would you define your many activities?
I’ve been working as a designer for 12 years. I called my brand TRVR, a shortened version of the English word “traveller” because my dream was to be able to travel all over the world. Today I live in Seoul. It may seem a bit crazy, but I’m interested in a lot of things. I love travel, cycling, coffee, and I also love fashion. I’ve been very interested in simply creating since I was a child. When I create something I want and finish it, I feel so good, so happy. It gives me great satisfaction and a real sense of accomplishment.
Your coffee shop is located at the top of a little hill in Itaewon, Seoul. Why did you choose this location?
Our showroom and café are located in the residential neighbourhood of Itaewon. A lot of people ask me why I chose this area, but the only reason is that I love being here. If we were in the city centre, there would of course be more people walking around and I could make my brand known to more people. But in Itaewon, I like being in contact with the local population and being able to meet very different people.