About Us

Our mission:

Us here at GOLDLAB.NYC are proud to present a locally made, affordable product line that celebrates the ancient craft of gilding and gives voice to what moves us. Inspired and motivated by personal and global challenges, we aspire to bring into your home beautiful reminders that fierceness sometimes comes in unexpected packages. We hope to deliver this message to each doorstep alongside the care and attention we invest in each of these handcrafted 23 Karat gilded items.

Our team:

We are a small international crew of women artists with diverse backgrounds and practices, brought together by our shared passion to continue the traditional art of gilding.

Our company:

GOLDLAB.NYC is the creation of see.gold, a Harlem-based decorative arts, restoration and gilding company specializing in hand painted and gilded glass signage since 1994.  In addition to traditional gilded residential house numbers, our high profile clientele includes gilded signage for Tiffany & Co worldwide, Le Labo worldwide, Balthazar in Soho, NYC & London and ACE hotel. For more info on our company and the work we do, browse our Instagram and website, as well as our customized house number brochure.

Our founder:

Sandra Spannan, a native of Germany who has lived in New York City since 1993, is a painter, gilder, mom of two girls, owner/lover of vintage motorcycles and cancer survivor.  As an artist specializing in verre églomisé (glass gilding) as well as restoration and decorative finishes, Sandra has worked on high end private interiors, landmark restorations, and large-scale commercial projects throughout the world. She has won the Lucy G. Moses award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, the New York Preservation League’s Excellence in Preservation Award, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation Award for her gilding and restoration work at the historic Williamsburgh Savings Bank in Brooklyn, NY. Sandra has given many national glass gilding workshops and tutorials through the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC and the Society Of Gilders. She has been featured in a gilding documentary directed by the accomplished filmmaker Craig Teper, with music by Emmy award winning composer Blake Leyh.