HAF STUDIO fuses Japanese aesthetics with Nordic design approach at YUZU restaurant in Reykjavík
YUZU is a new burger restaurant that draws its inspiration from Nordic and Japanese aesthetics both in the interior and the menu. The client approached Icelandic office HAF STUDIO to create the interior of this unique restaurant located on newly renovated bustling street Hverfisgata in Reykjavík.
“Our overall goal was to create a relaxed and effortless place that mixes nordic and Japanese aesthetics. The rough concrete makes a great harmony with finely crafted Dinesen Douglas fir planks and brown leather benches. Though the structure of the space is rough and industrial the overall feel is warm and inviting in this fresh new restaurant that plays rap music only. For the Restaurant, we designed a new chair locally produced labelled the “New School” this chair takes references from the chairs Icelandic generation sat on through primary school. We chose industrial lights from the French Sammode lighting along with other yellow neon lights. The restaurant can be divided into smaller separated units with azure blue wool curtains from Kvadrat. The lounge is a spacious area to wait for a table and enjoy a drink in couches from Swedish brand HEM accompanied by eye-catching bright bold chair from the French Moustache,” explains HAF STUDIO