The current facelift at the Waldorf Astoria is nearing completion. The Art Deco landmark with its distinctive lobby and entry doors may be over-shadowed by the new exterior canopy and lighting, but W-A’s continued efforts to restore the properties original character will not go unnoticed.
Veyko Custom Metal of Philadelphia was the fabricator for the interior ornamental metal work. The lobby work consisted of bringing ornate bronze and nickel silver hand rails to current code, replacing ceiling light fixtures, relocating and restoring entry and foyer entry doors and replacing or replacing molding and glass stops in doors and new foyer walls.
Veyko offers design / design detailing / metal fabrication and installation services to architects, designers, and general contractors. Our emphasis is on the thoughtful design detailing and project management of extensive high-end residential and commercial commissions. Veyko utilizes sophisticated ERP and Solidworks 3-D design software to model, communicate and implement the most demanding ideas and visions of a designer. We also emphasize that great pr ojects need to be produced by talented and experienced craftpersons, and that superior “fit and finish” is paramount to the success of any project.
Mac Metals of Kearny, New Jersey supplied custom bronze and nickel silver extrusions for extensions to existing railings, moldings and hangers for recessed lighting. Restoration of Art Deco architecture from the 20’s to 50’s is a common use of bronze and nickel silver extrusions.
The pictures accompanying this article show the interesting contrast of bronze and nickel silver. Note that some photos are not new fabrications, only attempts to explore the beauty of Art Deco and the application of these two metal.
Mac Metals is a fully integrated brass mill specializing in custom brass, bronze and nickel silver extrusions and the only domestic source of thin wall architectural shapes that were key to the Waldorf Astoria lobby renovation.
Thanks to Veyko project manager Will Baggott for his cooperation in defining the project and providing access for photography.