Architecture | Hospitality and Residential | Boka Restaurant Group |


BOKA Restaurant Group | Chicago, IL | 2018

What It Was

Bellemore, the latest addition to the Boka Restaurant Group portfolio, explores the concept of “Artistic American” in both its food and décor. Interior design firm, Studio K, had a brighter palette in mind than in past Boka projects and the lighting needed to match their new vision. They also wished to use as many existing materials in the space as possible to conserve costs.

What We Did

In order to keep costs conservative while still ensuring the highest quality of lighting, we chose to reuse the existing track but replace all heads with Ketra wireless digital LED lighting. All of the lighting was converted to programmable and dimmable control systems, while presets give ultimate control of zones of lighting. We carefully implemented Studio K’s decorative elements, including pendants over the bar. When faced with issues of light quality, we had the pendants rewired to be dimmable and UL Listed, keeping costs down while still meeting Boka's rigorous standards.

Why It Worked

Our team thoughtfully utilized the existing infrastructure in an economical way, while still providing Boka with the quality they have come to expect from our ongoing relationship. Today, the lighting at Bellemore is aligned with bright palette of the interiors, giving guests an unforgettable experience of ambiance and sophistication.