Nordic and Japanese aesthetics mix in Reykjavík burger joint

A kitchen wrapped in yuzu-coloured glass sits on the centre of HAF Studio’s inside for Japanese burger restaurant Yuzu, in Reykjavík.

Located on town’s not too long ago rejuvenated Hverfisgata avenue, the 220-square-metere restaurant incorporates Japanese yuzu fruit into all of its dishes, from burgers to cocktails and sauces.

Yuzu burger restaurant by HAF Studio in ReykjavíkYuzu burger restaurant by HAF Studio in Reykjavík

With this hybrid menu in thoughts, native designers HAF Studio got down to create an inside that blends Nordic and Japanese aesthetics.

The studio is the most recent in a string of practices which have tried to mix design from these two elements of the world in a restaurant inside. At recently-opened Copenhagen restaurant Izumi, Pan-Initiatives and Mok Architects integrated oak surfaces, translucent screens and paper lanterns to mirror the Nordic-Japanese menu.

Yuzu burger restaurant by HAF Studio in ReykjavíkYuzu burger restaurant by HAF Studio in Reykjavík

At Yuzu, HAF Studio has teamed uncooked industrial supplies reminiscent of concrete bricks, chromed metal and yellow glass with hotter pure supplies related to Nordic design, reminiscent of Douglas fir flooring and brown leather-based benches.

“We studied Japanese aesthetics within the consideration to element and use of minimal shapes,” HAF studio design director Hafsteinn Júlíusson informed Dezeen. “The stable wooden furnishings is uncoloured and concrete partitions are left untreated in its unique state. This enhances the Japanese really feel in our opinion the place every little thing within the area is there for a motive.”

Yuzu burger restaurant by HAF Studio in ReykjavíkYuzu burger restaurant by HAF Studio in Reykjavík

The 80-seat restaurant revolves round a central open kitchen wrapped in yellow glass that references the color of the yuzu fruit.

Mat Bar by Haf StudioMat Bar by Haf Studio

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From right here, company can watch the cooks, led by famend Icelandic chef Haukur Mar Hauksson, create dishes such because the Yuzu burger that comes with steam baked bun.

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Yuzu burger restaurant by HAF Studio in ReykjavíkYuzu burger restaurant by HAF Studio in Reykjavík

The restaurant’s seating is assorted with areas of bench seating, clusters of separate tables and chairs, bar stools and extra intimate cubicles. There’s additionally a lounge space with sofas by Swedish model HEM and chairs by French model Moustache.

The steel chair used all through the inside is designed by HAF Studio particularly for the restaurant. Known as New Faculty, the locally-produced chair references a particular major faculty chair that was utilized by a era of Icelandic faculty youngsters.

Yuzu burger restaurant by HAF Studio in ReykjavíkYuzu burger restaurant by HAF Studio in Reykjavík

A collection of curtains constructed from blue wool by Danish model Kvadrat allow the area to be divided into smaller separated items.

Consistent with the commercial supplies used, the designers put in neon lighting alongside industrial tube lights made by French firm Sammode lighting throughout the restaurant’s ceiling and partitions.

“The general purpose for HAF Studio was to create a relaxed and easy place that mixes nordic and Japanese aesthetics,” defined the designers. “Although the construction of the area is tough and industrial the general really feel is heat and welcoming.”

Yuzu burger restaurant by HAF Studio in ReykjavíkYuzu burger restaurant by HAF Studio in Reykjavík

HAF Studio is a Reykjavík-based interiors and structure observe led by Hafsteinn Juliusson and Karitas Sveinsdóttir. The studio beforehand designed a 1960s-styled restaurant within the metropolis.

Images is by Gunnar Sverrisson.

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