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Travelle at The Langham

Chicago, IL

The Langham Hospitality Group asked Rockwell Group to create a signature restaurant in one of Chicago's great icons. Travelle is located on the second floor of the IBM Building, a 1972 landmark designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

The design is immersed in imagery from the late 1960s, a time when icons of corporate culture were being built all over the country, and the computer age was born.

Inside the entry, a bronze screen frames a green-onyx-and-wood check-in desk.
The high-gloss surface of the bar reflects views of Bertrand Goldberg’s Marina City towers.

Warm materials bring glamour to the enduring Miesian minimalism.

The restaurant is broken up by a pair of bronze screens, which form a moving wall to create flexible space. Beyond, bronze pendant lights warmly illuminate the bar, where a deconstructed design in a pinwheel-shaped plan is perfect for socializing in small groups.

The mobile cart brings specialty cocktails directly to guests in the lounge.

To create a space that transforms from day to evening, Rockwell Group designed three Paul McCobb-inspired bar carts. At night, they allow guests to enjoy the theatrical aspect of cocktail preparation.

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