Nix is a 2,000-square-foot restaurant located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village that is strategically close to the Union Square Greenmarket where ingredients are regularly sourced. The renovation was a complete gut and every detail of the space was considered and designed with great care to create a completely unique space for a specialized restaurant type. 

Services included design and fabrication of a custom steel and glass storefront, several custom light fixtures including the juniper burl ledge lamps, the green ball lamps at the railroad booth tables and the bar lights that incorporate vintage glass shades. Customized banquettes, reclaimed wood table tops, and steel and glass shelves are included in the long list of custom-designed elements in this restaurant. Additionally, walls and ledges were hand troweled and entry tile mosaic pattern was hand placed with tile selected and cracked by designers. 

This project was a full-service architecture and interiors project merging the two disciplines seamlessly to meet the client's high expectations for a one-of-a-kind restaurant environment. 

 

Design Team

Elizabeth Roberts Elliot Meier Jessica Keenan Adrienne LaBelle

Design collaborators included Leanne Shapton who hand painted the bathroom walls with turnip and tomato blocks and Leni Schwendinger who designed the neon lighting element of the custom metal sign band.

 

The Result

A successful design collaboration driven by highly customized elements allows an inventive restaurant on the pulse of the locally-sourced and sustainable NYC dining scene to thrive.

Architecture | Interiors | Objects