The Waldorf Astoria


New York, New York

This classic hotel’s entrance and lobby was renovated to restore the essence of its original Art Deco style. LEDs back-light the fluted glass outlining the canopies and up-lights graze the windows.

A new custom chandelier is the lobby’s centerpiece, its opal glass back-lit with it fluorescents. Surrounding it, a patterned glass rectangle, back-lit by LEDs, provides a soft ambiance. Up-lights graze historical wall murals. Replacing existing fluorescents, linear LEDs were chosen for their low heat and absence of ultraviolet wavelengths to satisfy art preservation requirements.

Architect: BBGM

Interior Designer: Champalimaud Design