MetLife NY Boardroom Leathers

Back in 2004 we were asked to reproduce the leather wall coverings for

MetLife NY

The job and the challenge were considerable.

We made samples for over 8 months, meanwhile the people in charge of the project tried to source other suppliers for the gilded leather in order to secure their need.

In the end we got the order for over 400 panels of gilded leather.

The finalization of the samples was done over here in our workshop, along with Alaxandra Allart form ArtCare Resourses whom traveled all the way to France

    For many years I have been trying to get some pictures of the job which I never physically saw.

    For an unknown reason MetLife has not been very diligent with pictures.

Despite several requests we never got one picture.

Recently however Robert M. Kelly from the Wallpaper Scholar wrote an article on his blog about the dismanteling of the MetLife Boardroom at One Madison Ave and the transfer and rebuild of this imposing room to the penthouse floor at the actual MetLife building which sits atop Grand Central Station

Robert Kelly was one of those involved in the installation of the leathers along with Barry Blanchard, for those who wish to read the whole story click the link:  http://wallpaperscholarblog.blogspot.fr/

Perhaps the posting from Robert Kelly and this one might help moving lines and will we finally get some good pictures from our distinguished customer.

Removing the ceiling at One Madison, 2004

This is an original panel which we were to reproduce.

 This picture shows the leathers at One Madison, 2004

unfortunately one can’t judge the poor condition of the leathers from this picture.

In his text Mr kelly describes the contition of the leather extensively

Lutson Leathers installed at the MetLife Building atop Grand Central, 2005

Many thanks to Mr Robert Kelly.

Best Wishes

Frederic

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “MetLife NY Boardroom Leathers

    1. Hi Jett,
      Thank for your comment, were you in anyway involved in this titanesk project?
      Take Care
      Fred

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s