Nestled in the heart of Columbus’s Short North arts district you’ll find the newest addition to the city’s breakfast menu: The Lox Bagel Shop. Inside the fast-casual bagel shop, Crow Works furniture has been used to complete the space.
Owner Kevin Crowley’s vision for The Lox Bagel Shop was a blend between a Montreal and a New York bagel shop, offering only hand-rolled, fresh-baked bagels. Crowley has done just that, and he’s done it well. Only open for 4 months, The Lox Bagel Shop has earned over 100 positive reviews on Yelp and over 6,000 Instagram followers. This success is exciting for any restaurateur, but especially for Crowley as The Lox is his very first restaurant.
Crowley is an involved leader, regularly present in the shop, and when it came to the interior design, he was just as involved. We often collaborate with designers to create the spaces their clients envision. With The Lox, we were working directly with Crowley, and given the proximity to our studio, we were able to work in-person throughout, allowing Crowley to be completely hands-on in the design of his restaurant. Our lead account manager for The Lox, Justin Martin, recalls their first meeting together — he and his wife Jenna came right in to visit and go over some seating options and finish samples. They were able to experience each piece first-hand and make the process that much more involved.
When it came to selecting the pieces for Crowley’s first restaurant, our curated collection was an excellent choice — beautiful and cohesive, with finish options that tailored the pieces perfectly to Crowley’s vision for his restaurant. In the end, our Transit chair, Compass chair, One-Ton stool, Welded X table and M3 Machine table all were incorporated into the final space.
Martin remembers the decision of the Compass chair was immediate – “Crowley ended up falling in love with the compass chair and the spindle design in the very first meeting. The design gave the homey and classic aesthetic they were looking for. They wanted [The Lox] to be a place where you can grab and go but also gather and stay awhile,” and the Compass chair perfectly captured the aesthetic. While they selected pieces from our curated collection, each piece is still custom-made to the finish and color preferences of each client.
For The Lox, they wanted the natural-light filled space to feel bright and open, so we chose American White Oak table tops in our Cask finish. For metal finishes, we paired the Cask with Sea Salt to get that lighter, brighter feel for their space
Regardless of whether we are working with national brands or local shops, each project brings a unique opportunity to the table. With The Lox, we are honored to have played a part in the creation of this exciting new restaurant, and help support our community right in our backyard.
See more of our curated collection here.