Gold leaf signage and glass gilding ( verre églomisé ) are two age old yet timeless crafts . A beautifully gilded shop front window may have the unique effect of being both elegantly subtle and leaving a dramatic impact upon ones first impression.
We love telling stories with our distressed surfaces. We can make a brand new white wall appear 300 years old. Not in a scenic theatrical way, but with convincing detail that convey an authentic feeling of another world and another time. We create spaces weathered by experiences and lives lived.
A hand-painted sign suggests a store has a personality, that its products aren’t mainstream or mass-produced. Among a multitude of screens, that which is quiet, classic and of high quality stands out.
Gold decal sign
We believe in combining traditional craft with modern technology in response to current global retail demands- achieving beautiful and authentic results that are also affordable and practical. When Tiffany&Co asked us to conceive of a way to install our beautiful hand gilded signs on the entrance doors over 300+ stores world wide (without flying us everywhere) we were challenged... We then developed a special adhesive decal which can closely match any gilded sign using many different layers of tinted gold or silver on clear vinyl. These decals can be shipped anywhere in the world within days and come with simple instructions for local installation. This solution is great for smaller stores in airports or malls or for temporary pop-up stores.
Sandra Spannan and her crew have transformed spaces and light with the unique beauty of precious metals in a variety of ways, both modern and classic, with many diverse applications on ceilings, domes, walls, glass and on furniture.
Pending on budged and design of each project, our architectural gilding and verre églomisé projects can be gilded in our studios and shipped or onsite. Our leaf ranges from 24 Karat Gold to Palladium and Composition Leaf and isimported from Manetti, Firenze in Italy. Sandra Spannan has been a longstanding board member of the international society of gilders.