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Mat Bar by Haf Studio Features 1960's-Inspired Design

Mat Bar by Haf Studio Features 1960’s-Inspired Design


Mat Bar by Haf Studio is an authentic dream restaurant for vintage lovers.

Haf Studio is an interior design studio that focuses on delivering unique customer experiences and strong concepts into their projects. Their team consists of talented creative designers that are not afraid to  put their hands on new challenges, ranging from interior, product, furniture, packaging, graphic design and experience design.

Recently they designed the interiors for MAT BAR, a restaurant located in  Reykjavík, Iceland which serves a combination of Italian and Nordic Cuisine.

Inspired by the 60’s design of  local cafes and bars in the Icelandic Capital, Haf Studio opt to extend the tradition into the new restaurant, providing a friendly atmosphere where interior design can positively influence new relations.

The 1960’s building was transformed with  geometric patterns and classic mid-century furnishings. Its flooring consists of bold monochrome tiles while round-edged mirrors decorate the walls. Circular brass ceiling lights enhance the space, as well as brown leather seats.

Mat Bar by Haf Studio Features 1960's-Inspired Design

Vivid greens are placed around the space to boost up the 60’s vibe. At the rear,  a curved bar extends the green paintwork featured on the lower portion of the walls, while blackened metal shelves hang down from the ceiling for a unique look. The bar’s golden counter top enhances a retro glimpse.


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Mid-century brown leather stools provide a soft contrast between the patterned flooring and vivid green bar. A  luxurious glass drink display is situated at the center while Italian marble covers the whole counter top.

Mat Bar by Haf Studio Features 1960's-Inspired Design

Brown leather is used to upholster built-in benches and the bar stools, while tables are made of oak and dining seats blackened steel.

Mat Bar by Haf Studio Features 1960's-Inspired Design

Long round-edged mirrors reflect the floor’s geometric tiling creating an engaging contrast between the green walls. They were  placed around the interior and feature different shapes and positions.

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Mat Bar by Haf Studio Features 1960's-Inspired Design

The project also included opening up a blocked window to allow diners views of Iceland’s National Theater as well as plenty of natural light into the space.



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