With its grand opening in 2020, BIÂN is a unique members-only wellness club located inside the former Montgomery Ward warehouse building at 600 W. Chicago Ave. BIÂN set out to create an entire ecosystem of wellness amenities across more than 21,000 square feet of beautifully architected space, including everything from traditional fitness options, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, medical testing tied to well-being, and so much more. Luminii was honored to be a part of this historic project. We teamed up with our friends at Morlights to deliver this truly one-of-a-kind and exclusive experience.
Luminii Products and Applications at BIÂN
At the very first project meeting, interior designer Karen Herold said, “I don’t want to see the lights, I just want it to be illuminated.” The wide range of shapes, sizes, and distributions provided by Luminii’s product portfolio was the answer to Herold’s request and every application across the club. Luminii mCove was used in the large open spaces to line the concrete structure and discreetly illuminate the ceilings, as if by magic. The Bosca Graze was utilized with hidden clips to illuminate vertical surfaces when the fixtures were visible while Kendo Graze, with its tighter optics, was used where the fixtures were hidden in the drapery valance.
Combining the STP (super tight pitch) series LED tape with the Kendo Small created an ideal accent fixture around the mirrors in the yoga studio and fitness areas, providing enough performance to create a halo in a daylit space, while eliminating dotting and showing a consistent line of illumination when viewed directly. Luminii’s Tunable White LEDs lent warmth and intimacy to the bar feature wall at night, but stand up to strong daylight the rest of the time.
Kurba direct view products were used in the spa treatment areas to ground the illumination and create a soft glow for relaxation. Coves, toe-kicks, and die walls throughout benefit from Kendo M in both surface mount and recessed extrusions – and sometimes no extrusion at all. Luminii’s products, with their DALI-controlled drivers, allowed Morlights to use lumen packages high enough to stand up to daylight, then dim, flicker-free, to almost nothing at night when calm and relaxation become the task.
In addition, Kendo Small Wet was used on the exterior at the entry and in the showers at the spa locker rooms, while the Luminii LL Tube Wet was used in an extrusion without a lens to avoid trapped moisture in the steam rooms.