La Lola

Completed in 2010, La Lola explores contemporary notions of the local eatery and the classic Italian “Trattoria” in its spatial planning and interior design.  Divided into two patron areas of dining and waiting, the restaurant maximizes its modest 92sqm footprint as a 54 seater restaurant. Refinement and familiarity are the key aspects to this fitout; while the front dining area uses a warm colour palette and more textural, tactile materials, the rear waiting room has been created with a more exclusive, private, predominately black aesthetic with the main focus being on the striking Flos ‘Zeppelin’ pendant and the sultry gaze of...

About

Mata Design Studio is a distinctive and diverse group of individuals specializing in interior and built environment design. Our design philosophy focuses on original concepts and evolving ideas from which unique and beautiful solutions are formed. We believe that the imagination is the key...

Hillarys Residence

An interior and lighting design project for an amazing ocean front property in the northern suburbs of Perth. Photography by D-Max...

Corporate Office, Pe...

This fit out of approximately 1500 sqm was to create an open plan space to allow free communication between staff and high integration of...

South Perth Apartmen...

This apartment interior consists of a sophisticated scheme of grey stone, warm walnut timber and neutral grey-taupe under tones. Pitched towards the downsizer market, this elegant interior blends warmth, tactility and...

Chu Bakery, Highgate

A simple, modern bakery facing the William Street side of Hyde Park. Photography by D-Max...

Outdoor Forum, Flore...

The Outdoor Forum project was a reactivation proposal for the food precinct at Floreat Forum Shopping Centre. A previously under utilised space with limited play equipment for only younger kids and some seating, the space was reconfigured with a new covered playground for multiple age groups,...

Slurp Soups and Sala...

The brief for Slurp Soup was to create a fresh new identity for an upmarket soup kitchen predominantly catering to the work crowd. With a strong focus on ‘freshness’ the shop is monochromatic with a ladle green wall which lines 2 walls. Reinventing a classic style checker board...

Churchlands Residenc...

This downsizer is built on a 513sqm lot which was required to be low maintenance but still allowed for large family gatherings and guests to stay when required. The ground floor consists of the living, dining, kitchen areas with a 3 car garage and small workshop located on the rear right of...

Dimattina Coffee, Os...

This project consists of the refurbishment of the existing ground floor café including the service, bar and patron areas creating a fresh, new...

St Georges Square Fl...

The upgrade to the lift lobbies and amenities to St Georges Square included new finishes, fixtures and fittings selections. The Client wanted to continue the use Jarrah timber from the main ground floor lobby and thus it was incorporated into the...

Ah Mei Cafe, Canning...

Ah Mei Cafe takes inspiration from the Asian Coffee shops of the 60’s and 70’s. The cuisine is known as Peranakan or Nonya which is a combination of Chinese, Malay, Indonesian, Indian and as well as other influences. As the flagship shop in Perth, we created a design for the cafe...

WOMEN Centre, West L...

A 235sqm interior fit out of a medical practice consisting of reception and waiting areas, consultation and treatment rooms, store / sterilisation room, WC, staff room / kitchenette and staff office. The design intent for this project was to create an interior that was feminine, comfortable...

Ted Alteration + Add...

This alterations and additions project is for a young family who have a cottage house with an old 1980’s addition on the rear that steps down at several levels to the backyard. The proposed design removes the old addition and replaces it with a new kitchen, living + laundry area...

Building Refurbishme...

Concept imagery for the refurbishment of 3 buildings in Perth including the main lobbies, lift lobbies and toilets. Each concept was different to give individual identities to each building but all exuding a modern, contemporary aesthetic. BUILDING ONE BUILDING TWO BUILDING...

Mill Green, Perth

Concept imagery for the redesign of the forecourt area of 3 buildings in the CBD. The intent was to reactivate the space by providing facilities and green spaces for pedestrians as well as covered walkways to encourage foot...

Nolita Trattoria, Claremont

Nolita follows on from it’s sister restaurant La Lola bringing good quality Italian produce to the tables of Perth’s diners. Designed as a day and night space, the colour and material palette shift from light to dark through the space and consists of 4 primary areas being front dining area, bar, back dining area and kitchen. The striking chevron pattern solid oak wall paneling, black stained timber wall with suspended terrariums and Tom Dixon etched light pendants are some of the features in the fit out that define the Trattoria. Photography by Joel Barbitta of D-Max...

Subiaco Apartment

This project consisted of the refurbishment of an older-styled penthouse apartment in Subiaco. All services were left in their existing locations and new fixtures, fitting and equipment was selected and installed to give the apartment a new lease on life. The apartment was given a...

Talo House, Eagle Ba...

Talo House, Eagle Bay is a 4 bed, 4 bath luxury rental property with a private master wing reserved for the Owners. Interior decoration, finishes, lighting and furnishings by Mata Design Studio. Some features include Bolon woven vinyl flooring throughout, glass faced dado rendering to feature...

Zenith Interiors, City West

Returning the partitioned, sub-basement tenancy of this 100+ year old building into a single, open tenancy and highlighting the building’s original features was one of the design objectives for this project for Zenith Interiors, a furniture & workstation company & showcase its products. Using elements such as recycled timber sleepers (entry display, amenities) and pine crates (Chair Wall) complements not only the building’s original use a Chocolate & Confectionery Factory but was a cost effective solution to tie in the manufacture & distribution aspect of the new tenant. With the insertion of a custom entry display...

Jewellery Shop, Pert...

A design concept for an independent jewellery shop in Perth. Located in a heritage building, the condition of the existing walls meant that all insertions had to be free standing or self supporting and thus we created a pitched framework, referencing a church, around which the fit out was...

Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth

The new gallery for Linton and Kay is located within one of Perth’s architecturally iconic and historic buildings, the Perth Technical College on St Georges Terrace. Built by The Government Architect, Hillson Beasely in 1910, the three level red brick building is of federation gothic style and has been restored to its former glory in the heritage precinct of the new Brookfield Place Redevelopment. Linton and Kay Galleries is located on level 1 and comprises of three spaces that will showcase exhibitions as well as having the ability to hold events and functions. The interior design of the Linton Kay Gallery is sympathetic to the existing...

Lift Lobby Concept, ...

A design concept for a lift lobby refurbishment in Perth City with timber batten cladding to walls and ceiling, Artemide ‘Empirico Light’ pendant, Tacchini ‘Polar Lounge’, LED point lighting feature in timber cladding and new slip-rated floor...

Hair Salon, Claremon...

The design concept was produced for a 12 seat hair salon with 2 makeup chairs in Claremont. Due to the Client’s background, we used a feature tartan on the bar front and back wall which the Client then used in his logo/marketing. The reception counter is a round, leather clad cylinder...

Watch Boutique Conce...

Conceptual images for a 16 sqm watch boutique in Perth. The brief was to design a shop that retailed high end + limited edition watches and allowed for the installation of a virtual race car simulator for its...

CBI

Completed in 2012 The CBI Project covers 3 floors of a premium office building in the Perth CBD. Works included the reception, meeting rooms, offices, workstations and staff facilities. Some unique features of the fit out include an architectural metal mesh screen which greets people at the...

Warden St Residence, Modular Prefab House

This residential modular project was completed in mid 2013. Located in Claremont, this prefabricated house has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open plan living, dining, kitchen area, media room, balcony, bathroom / ensuite courtyard, outdoor living overlooking pool, laundry and 2-car carport with storeroom. This prefabricated home has been designed for a young family and was built to lock up stage in approximately 3 months and craned onto site over two days. This home was the winner of the Building Designers Association of Western Australia Design Excellence Award for 2014 and is the first prefab project to do so in WA. This project was featured on...

Dynons Plaza

The Dynons Plaza Theatre project consists of a function/breakout area with graphic and interactive client information displays, a 76 seat  Theatrette and a versatile meeting room wing. Details such as the colour changing backlit LED barrisol ceiling to the Theatrette entry, visually delineate the transition from foyer to theatre.           Photography by D-Max...

Toni&Guy, Subiaco

Completed in 2011 250sqm The existing shop fitout created the parameters for the design which was predominatly glazing. Anodised aluminium posts are employed to create screen walls and support the cutting stations. Lighting, electrical and cutting stations are all connected to these posts and in the late afternoon, cast playful shadows across the salon floor. Photography by D-Max...

Bru Cafe

Completed in 2010 450sqm Bru Cafe is a small takeaway kiosk designed and completed in 2010. Bru Cafe has a modern interior fitout that appeals to a wide range of customers.   Photography by D-Max...