the gold edition

Gold Standard

With “gold” being our namesake, we only thought it appropriate to do a post dedicated to the color gold.  But not in a garish glam fashion (a la the disco queen) but rather a quiet interpretation of gold, one routed in shape, form and intellect and one of sculptural incarnation regardless of the canvas and context.

Image at Left: Maison Martin Margiela’s Runway Show featured demure models in delicate masks of gilded silk.  Image at Right: A raw almost cavernous space features gilded panels which play with light and shadow, creating a high / low impact space.

Image at Left: Celine offers artfully executed textures combining ivory textiles with marble cubes and legs of thin polished golden brass.  Image at Right: A palm statement necklace with a  sunset kissed effect in brass.

Image at Left: Beautiful gold brass parts in the middle creating a perfect sliver of delicate light through this headboard console.  The gilded brass is calmed by the mix of luscious blue matte satin and velvet.     Image at Right: Our goldno.8 signature packaging – a vision of texture and shine when dancing with the light.

Image at Left: Another raw concrete space made warm and glowing with gold painted walls.  The rich brown wooden chair makes the perfect compliment to this fiery space.    Image at Right: Delicate brass vases by Ana Varenforff  are the perfect vessels for Ikebana arrangements.

Image at Left: Sculpture by Constantin Brancusi, the maser of modernist gold shapes.  Image at Right: Aged brass kitchen cabinetry while patinaed still has a rich texture and metallic undertones of gold.

Image at Left: These concrete floors were inspired by the Japanese tradition of preserving things as they age, to honor the history of the object by making it beautiful once again.  Streams of gold filled in this concrete floor’s cracks to create a true work of art through preservation.  Image at Right: Maison Martin Margiela, Spring Summer 2013.

Image at Left: Glorious amorphous petal earrings by Celine.   Image at Right: The raw / polish juxtaposition at the Prada Foundation in Milan, designed by OMA Architects.