Versace Madison Avenue Showroom - application of Gold leaf
Andrei Kievsky, master of faux and the art of plastering is the owner and art director of i-FAUX finishes. His company has become the leader in commercial and residential applications of venetian plaster, faux finishing, stenciliing, wood graining, gold-leafing, murals and frescoes. I recently met Andrei at the Architectural Digest show and his passion for his work was evident. He shared with me his latest project recently completed over at Versace's showroom on Madison Avenue in Manhattan.
Versace Madison showroom - application of Gold leaf
wowser, right? The process of application is very time consuming and intense, only a master can accomplish this quality of work.
Burnishing Gold leaf
Layers and Layers......Andrei shared how it was done:
-3 coats of black Venetian stucco troweled
-Coat of Rolco slow set size
-Immitation gold-leaf (Dutch metal) applied as Shabin
-Coat of oil-based varnish
Phew, exhausting but so worth the wait!
Showroom view from the inside
Showroom focal wall