Bespoke kitchen furniture manufacturer and retailer Devol has opened its first overseas showrooms in New York.
Located on Bond Street in the NoHo area of Manhattan, the “quintessentially English showroom” is sited in a property, built in the late 1800s.
Working in a bare retail space, Devol has created spaces using historic colours, reclaimed details and fine art from up-and-coming artists, to create a showroom which reflects the brand.
According to the company, it spent months sourcing antiques and vintage pieces which were sent, in two containers, to New York.
The showroom features a divide, handmade in the company’s workshops in Leicestershire, which was aged on site with lacquers and waxes, and boasts a collection of rooms.
These showcase the company’s four kitchen ranges Classic English, Shaker, Sebastian Cox and its latest mid-century Haberdasher’s Kitchen.
According to the company, the showroom with its high ceiling and heavy mouldings, has been designed to offer visitors “a taste of East London and the French Huguenot silk weavers that worked as refugees in the big old townhouses in Spitalfields and Brick Lane throughout the eighteenth century… so combining history and fashion, quirkiness and classic style.”
Devol opened a showroom in Clerkwenwell in East London, in 2014, following its move into its £1.5million Leicester-based HQ.