The Gilded Age: 16 Brass and Gold Interiors
At Interior Design, we’ve noticed an upswing in use of a certain metallic tone that begs the question: Are we entering a new gilded age? Opulence defines and elevates these spaces, inspiring a golden hour that lasts all day and all night.
Custom ceiling fixtures in brushed brass light up the polished brass tabletops, while bent mirrors, also custom, are tinted stainless steel.
The pattern of the laser-cut steel screens is based on Art Deco doors in a 1920s Chicago building.
Bronze screens encase the stairway.
Fittingly, this office is located in the Golden Triangle, a business district in the Eighth Arrondissement of Paris.
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Matthew Chambers’s untitled work on canvas hangs against paneling of afromosia hardwood.
A cloud of powder-coated iron mesh inspired by crepuscular rays filters into gold-plated stainless-steel rods, which support acrylic boxes displaying jewelry at eye level.
Sheets of gold-leafed paper, varnished to protect it from the elements, wrapped the latticework.
White walls are enlivened by strategically placed panels of gold-tinted mirror.
Van der Straeten designed the polished and patinated bronze mirror and sconces near the sitting room mantle; sofas Missir conceived for Nilufar Gallery sit on a Marcel Zelmanovitch rug.
In the boardroom, archways between gold-accented Corinthian pilasters have now been fitted with LED screens that can be used for presentations.
An elevator corridor features a custom rug leading up to vinyl wall covering derived from a painting by Maksim Koloskov, a Rottet Studio senior associate.
The backlit wall sculpture is brass.
The entry’s installation in anodized aluminum is by the artist Bardula.
A local blacksmith crafted the brass kitchen island, complemented by faucets in the same finish.
Gold leaf and bronze powder change tones with different light sources.