HBF is a furniture and textile company with a showroom in Chicago's Merchandise Mart. BKE DESIGNS worked with HBF to fabricate solid Oak components for its textile space. Fabrication services included large work tables, seating, and components for displaying fabric and fabric samples.
Fulton Market Kitchen
BKE DESIGNS provided services for the up scale Chicago restaurant that involved fabricating approximately 50 tabletops using recalimed material from bowling lanes.
A Chicago area restaurant franchise. BKE DESIGNSprovided fabrication services for three locations that involved custom wood wall cladding, tables, and countertops.
In 2013, BKE DESIGNS provided fabrication and design services for various renovation and upgrade modifications to this historic Hyde Park Chicago restaurant. Services included the refinishing of 8 Spalted Maple live edge slabs which were incorporated into a new space partition system, menu holder, and wall ornamentation.
While residing in the Netherlands, BK Ellison was engaged in a two year partnership agreement with Dutch designer Faas VanDyjk.
LaRemise is a bed and breakfast project that was executed under the Ellison/VanDyjk partnership.
Having been involved in the Burning Man community since 2003, BK Ellison offered his facility and services to assist in fabricating the main effigy for Lakes Of Fire, a regional Burning Man themed festival held in Rothbury MIchigan.
The effigy involved the fabrication of a skeletal wood framed pyramid, approximately 20' x 20' x 21' tall. Inside the pyramid was a plywood cladded 10' diameter geodesic sphere. Inside the geodesic sphere was a copper plate cladded Merkabah. This entire installation was equipped with programmed LED and EL Wired lighting. As a highlited conclusion to the festival, this installation was set on fire, leaving only the Copper cladded Markabah exposed once the wood components burned to the ground.
bke designs designed and fabricated approximately 1500sf of wood wall cladding for this upscale Chicago restaurant.
Private Residence Media Room
This media room design, fabrication, and installation consists of a solid Poplar frame for a wall mounted flat screen television, 2 solid Poplar cube shelves that have built-in down lights and 3/8" thick cantilevered glass shelves, a solid Poplar wall mounted 4-drawer cabinet with LED lighting built into the back-splash, and lighting beneath the cabinet to highlight the solid Rosewood tile wall treatment.
The Poplar is finished with a custom chocolate brown paint, and the Rosewood tiles have a clear coat of Satin Polyurethane. All lighting is dimmer operated. The overall dimension of the project is about 10' x 6'.
BKE DESIGNS is currently a vested partner with Healthdesk, Inc., a company that promotes social entrepeneurship and patient awareness in the healthcare industry. BKE DESIGNS is currently in partnership with Healthdesk, Inc. to develop a new type of medical workstation that will enchance patient/physcian interaction.
In 2012 BKE DESIGNS worked with QCDC and Walk Studio to assist in developing outdoor cafe spaces at two existing business' on Chicago's south side.
BKE DESIGNS fabricated the solid Red Cedear railing system for this project.
Unbranded Designs is a web based furniture company that works with independent designers to assist in bringing their designs to market. BKE DESIGNS currently provides consltation and fabrication services for two Unbranded Designs products.
Designer Adele Cuartelon's "Isa Chair" is made from router cut solid Walnut.
Designer Phillip Royster's "R2" table is a painted solid Poplar frame with clear fishing line and 3/8" thick glass.
Located in Chicago, FoundRe is a retail furniture and accessory store that specializes in using reclaimed material. BKE DESIGNS provided fabrication services for approximately 1000 units of merchandise which included picture frames and clock cases.