A new restaurant in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, Maysville, captures the tale of the American bourbon tradition.
Designed by Berman Horn Studio, New York, the Maysville concept incorporates inspiration from centuries past to create a contemporary classic space, where large columns and beams architecturally define the restaurant.
A sprawling lighting installation of glowing paper lanterns, set amongst the architectural bays on the ceiling, calls to mind the familiar patterns of America’s Midwestern farm fields, and creates an ambient glow and atmosphere.
Customers, and three huge drawings of grazing horses, benefit from illumination at eye level by the light of small brass sconces. Many of the markings of traditional restaurants are revisited here, such as grey and white chequered floors, grass-cloth walls, a glossy panelled bar, and buttoned banquettes.
Maysville has an extensive whiskey collection, which is showcased in a bespoke design oak cabinet.
Gold framed mirrors and art adorn the rear wall of the main dining room, and windows offer views into and out of the private dining room.
The melding of traditional and contemporary design styles in the restaurant create a space perfectly attuned to both eras.
Images © Pete Deevakul