February 20, 2019

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.

1. Ore by Dominique Perrault Architecte

Custom ceiling fixtures in brushed brass light up the polished brass tabletops, while bent mirrors, also custom, are tinted stainless steel.

2. The Gibson by Mister Important Design

The pattern of the laser-cut steel screens is based on Art Deco doors in a 1920s Chicago building.

3. Bulgari New York by Peter Marino Architect

Bronze screens encase the stairway.

4. Capital 8 Office by Saguez Workstyle

Fittingly, this office is located in the Golden Triangle, a business district in the Eighth Arrondissement of Paris.

5. The Herbert Samuel Jerusalem Hotel by Baranowitz + Kronenberg Architecture

Read 10 Questions With… Baranowitz and Kronenberg for their insight on hospitality projects.

6. Bullion by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and Gensler

Matthew Chambers’s untitled work on canvas hangs against paneling of afromosia hardwood.

7. Poppee by Atelier Tree

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.

8. Burning Man Installation in a Spanish Cloister by Pink Intruder 

Sheets of gold-leafed paper, varnished to protect it from the elements, wrapped the latticework.

9. Italian Duplex Apartment by Tissellistudioarchitetti

White walls are enlivened by strategically placed panels of gold-tinted mirror.

10. Beirut Triplex by Claude Missir

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. 

11. New York Stock Exchange by Studios Architecture and Rottet Studio

In the boardroom, archways between gold-accented Corinthian pilasters have now been fitted with LED screens that can be used for presentations.

12. Hotel Alessandra by Rottet Studio

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.

13. Comal at Chileno Bay Resort & Residences by Gulla Jónsdóttir Architecture + Design

The backlit wall sculpture is brass.

14. Moncler Flagship by Gilles & Boissier

The entry’s installation in anodized aluminum is by the artist Bardula.

15. Island Home by Jan Henrik Jansen

A local blacksmith crafted the brass kitchen island, complemented by faucets in the same finish. 

16. Clifford Chance Events Space by Pierre Bonnefille

Gold leaf and bronze powder change tones with different light sources.

Looking for more golden glamour? Check out these projects by Spacemen and Yabu Pushelberg.

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