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Project: DYLAN'S CANDY BAR, CHICAGO, IL.

FEATURED MEMBERS:

Armstrong Flooring flooring, stone/tile

Chute Gerdeman  design, project management

Wilsonart millwork

Size: 14,900 sf

Completion: May 2015

Photography: Mark Steele Photography

 

AN EASY FLOWING LAYOUT GUIDES VISITORS THROUGHOUT VARIOUS ZONES IN THIS TWO-STORY PROJECT FILLED WITH SCRUMPTIOUS SIGHTINGS.
Boasting over 7,000 confections, the design highlights the product using candy-inspired elements that create desire and spark imagination. Central to the space, a signature lollipop tree serves as both a beacon and an anchor and is visible from all angles. A larger-than-life chocolate bunny, decadently drippy fixtures depicting fudge, and swirling architectural moldings resembling frosting add to the sweet customer experience.

More delectable details include:
  • Appealing to a more adult demographic in the bar area through a savvy, modern Marie Antoinette aesthetic.
  • Bridging cafe seating with the bar and to-go offer to create a unified space.
  • Bringing extra sparkle to the branding presence with an eye-popping effect of using the brand's turquoise color against clean, white furnishings.
  • Beckoning candy lovers from afar with glowing brand colors at night in the second-floor windows.
  • Whetting appetites with the scent of waffle cones, wafting through the air.

Because the building is part of a historical site, bright, lively colors bring the brand to life and blend perfectly with the stately structure.