Woolworth Building Restoration

YVStudio just finished restoring the elevator doors on the 5th floor of the iconic Woolworth Building. Built in 1912 this National Historic Landmark is still one of the 30 tallest buildings in New York. It was designed in the neo-Gothic style by architect Cass Gilbert, who was also responsible for the United States Supreme Court building. In recent … Continue reading Woolworth Building Restoration

Macy’s Holiday Window 2016

YVStudio was hired by A Standard Transmission, a scenic shop in Red Hook, which creates all of Macy's special window displays, to apply gold leaf to a massive reindeer head and antlers. The original concept apparently asked for a crystal deer head, but at some point this was changed to a gilded version. Standard Transmission's … Continue reading Macy’s Holiday Window 2016

When even the elevators are works of art

In a midtown New York art deco building YVStudio restored the ceiling of one of the elevators.  The building itself is a stunning example of art deco at its best, and its elevators are no exception. The magnificent inlaid wood walls and lighting fixtures are crowned by a sliver dome. After recent damage was inflicted, I … Continue reading When even the elevators are works of art

Art Deco Gold Leaf Ceiling

As part of a six year building renovation plan I redid a 2,000 sq ft. art deco lobby ceiling in a gold leaf type finish. The previous gilding job had been executed improperly. I was selected by Accord Contracting to correct this matter, and to apply a completely new layer of leaf. This 26-story building in New York's … Continue reading Art Deco Gold Leaf Ceiling

Happy Holidays

Wishing you all the very best for the new year! Left image: Traditional style home in Tuxedo, NY, where I applied yellow and green glaze to the walls and woodwork, with accents of gold leaf. Right image: Contemporary lobby in a luxury condominium in Manhattan, where I applied Venetian Plaster to some of its walls. … Continue reading Happy Holidays

Macy’s Photo Shoot

At  Pier 59 Studios, a 100,000 square-foot photography facility at New York's Chelsea Piers, I recently silver-leafed and painted several wall units and a bench.    Designed by Lynn Nigro Design, the walls were to be shimmering. Mission accomplished. I added some extra effects to achieved an aged look.  

Gilding at the G.E. Building

At Manhattan's exquisite Art Deco (former) General Electric building I finished gilding the new offices of financial firm Crown Sterling. Commissioned by interior designer Alexis Manfer, I gilded 500 feet of crown molding and 5 sets of elevator doors.