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The Table at Crate in Oak Brook, Ill

May 3, 2022

Architects: Cushing Terrell

Location: Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, Illinois, USA

The Table at Crate Oak Brook Illinois

Photos: Paul Schlismann

The Table at Crate, Illinois

The Table at Crate design and construction team brought together an array of talent to execute on their first-ever, full-service restaurant concept. The goal was to create a welcoming dining experience and immerse guests in the Crate & Barrel story. Striving to capture the hearts of consumers with an experiential store environment, the design team set out to bring together everything the Crate & Barrel brand stands for: connecting people, creative entertaining, and timeless design.

The Table at Crate Oak Brook Illinois

Cushing Terrell provided architectural and engineering services in coordination with several other consulting firms and partners, including Graycor (construction), Boelter (kitchen design), BTR Engineering, and Schnackel Engineers. The team was thrilled to work with the Crate & Barrel design team to help translate the company’s brand into the dining and hospitality space.

The Table at Crate Oak Brook Illinois

The existing Oakbrook Center store was transformed into an interactive experience combining shopping, indoor and outdoor dining, and a place to gather while interacting directly with Crate & Barrel’s most coveted products. Guests are greeted by a vast walnut-slatted wall at the entry and drawn into the dining area with a view toward the prep kitchen and intimate banquette seating.

The Table at Crate Oak Brook Illinois

Using modern yet casual materials and furnishings, the restaurant transports guests to a comfortable, familiar, “homey” setting. The centerpiece of the restaurant is the 13’ dining table, which is the namesake for The Table at Crate. With the contributions of Chef Bill Kim, The Table at Crate offers up fresh flavors with a twist.

The design pairs simple tones with rich textures displayed in decorative tile, plush seating, and pendant lighting. The 5,000-square-foot space provides the opportunity to be surrounded by pieces that have been thoughtfully paired together, such as the brand’s furniture, flatware, and fixtures. Guests can glean inspiration from the experience, interact with the products and the brand in a unique way, and even obtain some of these items for their own home.

The Table at Crate Oak Brook Illinois

The Table at Crate in Illinois, USA – Building Information

Architecture: Cushing Terrell –
Architecture: Cushing Terrell
Interior Design: Cushing Terrell
Structural Engineering: Cushing Terrell
Contractor: Graycor Construction
Mechanical Engineer: BTR Engineering
Electrical Engineer: BTR Engineering
Plumbing Engineer: Schnackel Engineers
Equipment Design: Boelter
Client: Crate & Barrel

Brands / Products
1. Stone Source Muse Abyss
2. Sherwin Williams
3. Daltile, Quarry Ash Gray
4. 1 ½” Solid Walnut
5. Neogoard, Neocrete
6. Crate & Barrell brand proprietary lighting, furniture, flatware, décor, and more (

The Table at Crate Oak Brook Illinois

Photography: Paul Schlismann

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