PAUL CLIFFORD STUDIO
Paul Clifford Studio, established in 1984, works with renowned interior designers on commercial and residential projects across the globe, sensitively translating the client's vision into reality.
With emphasis on craftsmanship and the development of characterful materials, the studios creative approach is meticulous, using the knowledge and understanding gained through over 30 years of collaboration with designers and artisans across the decorative arts. The results achieved are spectacular and beyond comparison in the rarefied field of verre eglomise, and we regularly commit to tight deadline high profile projects bringing them to successful conclusion within time and budget.
Working within our central London studio, we make use of a variety of flat and hand drawn glass to create our custom made gilded glass surfaces for a range of applications including the cladding of walls, ceilings and furniture.
The process involves the laying of metal leaf, microns thick, onto the surface of the glass using a gelatine solution to create the all familiar antique mirror effect. The studio has pioneered its 'house' effect with it's etching facility which allows for the carving of imagery and patterns deep into the glass which are then infilled with a variety of metal leaf from Copper to Palladium, and metallic paints that give a startlingly lustrous quality to the finished piece
Recently completed commissions include edge lit gilded and carved glass mirrors for the nightclub bar at Annabel’s in Mayfair; Carved glass room dividing screens for a beach house in the Crimea; Decorative mirrors for Le Bar Americain at the Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo; Silver gilded convex mirrors and panelling for the Blue Bar and Collins’ room at The Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge.