A 21st Century Palace: Jerusalem
A 21st Century Palace: Jerusalem offers readers a transporting, virtual tour through an exceptionally dazzling palace. In this volume, we find ourselves in Jerusalem. Few places on earth have exuded more mystery and power than this deified ancient city. And even fewer designers possess the worldliness and talent to bring that mystery and power into the third dimension in ways that both consider its many millennia of astonishing history and also telegraph a modernity as thoroughly fresh and modern as the current moment.
This magnificent book tells the story of a 20,000 square-foot penthouse in the old Palace Hotel, which is now the new Waldorf Astoria, in Jerusalem. Bradfield has created an unquestionably innovative interior, embracing both the ancient and modern, rich in imagination and garnished with Biblical reference. The palatial home is simply breathtaking with its exquisite design and panoramic views of the city. Bradfield’s designs complement the environs of the city, while maintaining modern design.
Bradfield now finds himself at the apex of his career, which is made evident in this gorgeous installment. As the Honorable John L. Loeb, former American Ambassador to Denmark, writes in the foreword, "Bradfield's rare talent has propelled him into the upper echelon of design . . . and places him amongst the few designers working in the world today who are truly global."
About the Authors:
Geoffrey Bradfield is a world-renowned interior designer, sought after by Fortune 500 clients and others for whom the firm long ago coined the phrase "silent celebrities," which include some of the most prominent aristocratic and royal families in the world. Among Bradfield's many highly celebrated projects are: a major overhaul of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's Westbury, Long Island estate, restoration of the late King Hussein's mansion in Maryland, the design of Hollywood director Oliver Stone's riverside New York apartment, and a reconceptualization of the two-hundred-room Equinox Resort in Vermont, a redesign so far-reaching and transformative that Starwood Hotels, Equinox's parent company, elevated the property to its Luxury Collection.
Bradfield is currently at work on monumental residences around the globe, including Tokyo, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Jakarta, Dubai, and Jerusalem. He brings his unique point of view—which combines the finest art and antiques and a quintessentially contemporary sensibility with state-of-the-art technology and rare, lavish materials from every hemisphere—to palatial residences, private jets and yachts, and to singular office environments from Mexico to Moscow, Canada to the Caribbean and America to Asia.
Roric Tobin is vice president of Geoffrey Bradfield. He is a graduate of Yale University.
The Honorable John L. Loeb Jr. is a businessman, philanthropist, art collector, and former United States Ambassador to Denmark (1981–1983) and Delegate to the United Nations (1984).
Jorge S. Arango is a writer, editor and stylist specializing in interior design, art and collecting.
ISBN 13: 978-0-9905320-4-0
256 pages; 11.8 x 9", hardcover
145 4/c photographs