Devon has debuted as the latest addition to New York’s Lower East Side dining scene. Crafted by Lisa Galano Design Consultancy, the restaurant emphasizes both comfort and intimacy across an interior characterized with notes of early modernism.
Modernist geometry spans the 1,100-square-foot eatery, which draws inspiration largely from design hallmarks of the 1920s. Polished stainless steel and chrome appear throughout to amplify the theme; the exterior vestibule even sports a vintage chrome sconce sourced from France. Original brickwork is showcased along with hardwood floors that replace existing wooden floor planks and mosaic tiles to infuse a sense of fluidity across the atmosphere. Rich green lacquer subtly injects warmth into the space, while deep pink terrazzo slabs adorn the bartop. Cream enamel tabletops are accented with a polished steel trim.
Slatted walls blur visual sightlines to instill privacy for the back-of-the-house, while hexagon-shaped tiling adorn the upper WC alongside a collage of three Gucci wallpapers. Communal restrooms on the restaurant’s lower level feature mezzaluna door pulls, glossy green tiles, and portholes filled with clear, ribbed glass on each stall door.