The Franklin Room – Chicago, IL

Opened: 2015

The Franklin Room is a proper city tavern and Chicago speakeasy. The subterranean location, while fitting for the concept, provided a host of challenges for the design. Streamlining ductwork and incorporating it into the filigreed metal panel system designed for indirect ambient lighting was exacting. Hand-painted cement tile, Venetian plaster, and custom walnut millwork add to the artisanal, old world feeling of The Franklin Room.