MTMDESIGN is an interior design studio founded in 2013 by Barcelona architect Max Trullás Moreno in Shanghai, China. We are specialized in hospitality and commercial projects. We have experience in multiple Asian markets like China, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam.
We craft every project as a unique story. Each context, location, concept and client deserve a unique narrative as an answer to their needs.
We like to engage with the final user, creating comfortable environments and emotional experiences with a fun and creative twist. Because life is too short to dine or work in a boring or uncomfortable space!
MTMDESIGN work has been published in multiple magazines and online design websites like AD China, Elle Decoration, BOB Magazine Korea, Officesnapshot and Designboom. MTMDESIGN was also selected in AD100 2017, as one of the most influential designers in China.
Tomatito is a casual, fun oriented Spanish tapas restaurant and bar. It takes inspiration from the 80’s in Spain, the crazy years after the dictatorship while everything was possible.
This is the third restaurant iteration, after Shanghai and Manila outlets. We wanted to elevate the concept to a slightly more premium positioning while keeping the identity as a fun, casual tapas bar.
Tomatito is located on the second floor of a 1930’s warehouse townhouse at the heart of Saigon’s District 1. Right next to the iconic Ben Than Market. It seats around 100 in a space organized around three areas: lounge, dining room and bar-semi open kitchen.
The customer is welcomed by a vintage side car polka dot Vespa, that doubles up as a DJ booth. The lounge area, located next to the entrance its decorated with custom designed wallpapers by Batabasta, vintage artwork from Barcelona’s flea markets and neon sculptures that play tribute to Picasso’s bull heads.
The main dining room is divided by a see-through bold red cabinet that filters the views and anchors the overall space. First area linked to the lounge opens up to the balconies with vintage blinds.
The second dining area is structured around the bar. The high bar gets crowned by a Tomatito neon sign that powers up the room. Semi open iron windows provide glimpses of the kitchen action. A banquet cabinet with a vintage original bullfighter dress and props provides a theatrical backdrop to the main room.
Overall decoration and design plays between refined and industrial, vintage and modern, playing homage to Spain’s traditional tapas bar and culture.