MTMDESIGN brings spanish flair to 'tomatito' restaurant design in saigon
 

MTMDESIGN brings spanish flair to 'tomatito' restaurant design in saigon

MTMDESIGN completes the colorful and exciting design of ‘tomatito’ in vietnam, in homage to traditional spanish culture. the project marks the third incarnation of an original creation completed in shanghai back in 2014. this new restaurant is designed in the style of a casual and fun-oriented, spanish tapas restaurant and bar. located in an existing 1930’s warehouse townhouse in the heart of saigon, the space seats around 100 people in three main spaces: lounge, dining rooms and bar area.

MTMDESIGN brings spanish flair to 'tomatito' restaurant design in saigon

all images by hiroyuki oki

 

 

the designer has divided the main dining room by a bold, see-through red cabinet that filters the views while providing a visual anchor to the overall space. the area links to the lounge and opens up to the balconies with red vintage blinds. the second dining area is structured around the bar, generating a more casual dining experience. the high bar is crowned by a neon ‘tomatito’ sign that lights up the room while semi-open iron windows provide glimpses into the kitchen. 

MTMDESIGN brings spanish flair to 'tomatito' restaurant design in saigon

bar counter with neon sign, slanted antique mirrors and custom made polka dots cement floor tiles

 

 

upon entering, the customer is welcomed by a vintage polka-dot vespa that also doubles as a dj booth. the lounge area, located next to the entrance, is decorated with custom designed wallpapers by batabasta, vintage artwork from barcelona’s flea markets and neon sculptures in tribute to picasso’s bull heads. the cabinet displays an original bullfighter’s dress, providing a theatrical backdrop to the main room. overall, the decoration and design plays between refined and industrial, vintage and modern, paying homage to spain’s traditional tapas bar and culture. 

MTMDESIGN brings spanish flair to 'tomatito' restaurant design in saigon
the see-through center cabinet divides both dining areas while visually connecting them

MTMDESIGN brings spanish flair to 'tomatito' restaurant design in saigon

reception with vintage polka dot vespa, which doubles up as dj stand

MTMDESIGN brings spanish flair to 'tomatito' restaurant design in saigon
an original bullfighter suit and vintage soda siphons

MTMDESIGN brings spanish flair to 'tomatito' restaurant design in saigon
bar dining room with custom made ‘tomatito’ neon signage

MTMDESIGN brings spanish flair to 'tomatito' restaurant design in saigon

general restaurant view

MTMDESIGN brings spanish flair to 'tomatito' restaurant design in saigon

iron french windows with vintage looking red venetian blinds as in old saigon

MTMDESIGN brings spanish flair to 'tomatito' restaurant design in saigon
banquet display with bullfighting memorabilia and wire-mesh bull heads

MTMDESIGN brings spanish flair to 'tomatito' restaurant design in saigon
lounge with vintage spanish football heroes memorabilia, exclusive wallpaper design by batabasta

MTMDESIGN brings spanish flair to 'tomatito' restaurant design in saigon
neon bull heads made from a bicycle handlebar and seat as tribute to picasso

MTMDESIGN brings spanish flair to 'tomatito' restaurant design in saigon
restaurant floor plan

 

 

project info:

 

designer: MTMDESIGN

team: max trullas (director), ted zhang (designer), mike beumkes (project manager)

location: 171 calmette, phường nguyễn thái bìn, quận 1, hồ chí minh 712290, vietnam

area: 350 sqm

project year: 2018

images: hiroyuki oki

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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