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Bronzeville Restaurant

Location: Bronzeville, Chicago
Client: Withheld
Scope: Architecture (Interiors)
Progress/Year: 2020–Ongoing

Bronzeville Restaurant is the buildout of a new restaurant on Chicago’s South side with a focus on wine, art, and music. The design of the project features a display wall highlighting rotating exhibitions by local artists, spices, and wines. The architecture also creates space to share the restaurant’s local ties and featured offerings, including greens from community gardens and featured wines from Black-owned wineries. A special chef’s table creates an opportunity for diners to engage directly with the culinary team. Throughout the restaurant, unique recycled materials are foregrounded to create a warm and welcoming aesthetic. These include reclaimed Chicago common brick; synthetic stone from recycled glass; and lighting pendants assembled from scrap steel. Furniture and fixtures reflect the restaurant’s mission to feature local artists and diverse voices. Chairs and tables are designed and built by Norman Teague Design Studios.