Relax In Luxury In One Of The Chicest Spaces In Chicago


Launched this fall, Studio K Creative-designed BIÂN is Chicago’s take on the upscale wellness club trend sweeping the country. The 25,000-square-foot space, set in River North, encompasses social spaces, fitness, recovery, medical and aesthetic offerings, along with social programming (hence the exclusive “club” vibe). To create the relaxing ambience, Karen Herold, principal at Studio K Creative, used organic materials in a soft color palette deliberately in contrast to the concrete building in which it’s housed. “BIÂN was created to reflect a holistic approach to wellness in a luxurious yet understated way,” says Herold. In addition to open access to all facilities, membership includes a personalized wellness plan, fitness classes, access to a cold-plunge pool and steam room and more, with the option to add on medical benefits, such as annual physicals and primary care.