Bradfield specializes in creating daring, elegant and luxurious residences and offices for an international clientele. Among this roster of projects for Fortune 500 clients is the major design overhaul of the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney estate in Old Westbury, Long Island and the restoration of the late King Hussein's mansion in Maryland. His redesign of the 200 room Equinox Resort in Vermont was elevated to the Starwood Luxury Collection. Bradfield recently completed the designing of famed Hollywood director, Oliver Stone's New York residence. Current global sites include: Tokyo, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Jakarta, Dubai and Jerusalem.
"Functional Opulence" is the key to his designs, which draw inspiration from the Orient, African Primitivism, and Art Deco. The work incorporates fine art and antiques with modern materials and high tech accessories, attaching the same sculptural value to utility objects as to important pieces of art. The look, drawn from the twentieth century, results in intensely comfortable and superbly elegant environments that delight eye, mind and body alike.
The company has designed palatial residences, private jets and yachts, and unique office environments for clients throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia. "Silent Celebrities" is a term coined by the firm that fervently guards the privacy of its clients which include some of the most prominent families in the world.
Bradfield has received multiple recognitions from Architectural Digest magazine in their "AD 100" which include January 2000, January 2002, January 2004, January 2007 and January 2010 as one of the top designers in the world. He was honored in the Architectural Digest January 2005 issue as 'Dean of American Design.' Bradfield is recognized in the book America's Elite 1000 - The Ultimate List, Millennium Issue, the Inside Story Behind America's Top 1000 Names"; published by Codogan Publications.The Robb Report named Bradfield to their list of Top Ten Designers in The World in 2011. His recent recognitions include: The American Cancer Society Man of Achievement Award 2012; The Hyland Magazine Award for Design Excellence 2012; and the New York School of Interior Design Albert Hadley Lifetime Achievement Award 2013.
The designer has partnered with Stark Carpet, and designed a line of textiles and wall coverings, called Geoffrey Bradfield Signature Collection. His line of furniture, the Millennium Modern series sells internationally and was the subject of a curated solo exhibition at the Sebastian + Barquet Gallery in 2009.
South African born, Bradfield was well-established in Johannesburg before moving to New York City in the late 1970s. Initially working with McMillen, Inc. and later long time partner of the late Jay Spectre, the work of Bradfield's company appears in the pages of the leading design magazines including Architectural Digest, Interior Design, Elle Décor, Veranda, Classic Home, House Beautiful, Metropolitan Home and The New York Times. Bradfield has won numerous design awards and honors, and has lectured at the Smithsonian. He has participated in the annual Kips Bay Show house and is a frequent guest on television shows which include a profile on CNBC's "High Net Worth," CNN's "Style with Elsa Klensch" and a one-hour special on the workings of his company on HGTV in addition to features on that network's shows "Top Ten Design," "Interiors by Design" and "Design for Living." Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as Chairman of the Phelophepa Healthcare Train in South Africa, awarded Bradfield with the 2007 Award for Excellence, "in recognition of his sterling success globally and his contributions to his country of birth."
Bradfield is co-author of Point of View: Design by Jay Spectre (1991). He is author of Celebration: Christmas in New York (1993) and a book showcasing a decade of his work, Geoffrey Bradfield - Defining Millennium Modern was published in 2004. Geoffrey Bradfield Ex Arte was published by Panache Partners in 2009 and features a compilation of his international projects. His fifth book, A 21st Century Palace, published July 2012 by Smallwood and Stewart. Most recently, Artistic License, due for release November 2013, is the first American dual-language English/Chinese Interior Design Book.
Geoffrey Bradfield Inc., Headquarters in New York, Geoffrey Bradfield and his associate, Company Vice President, Roric Tobin, are in constant motion. The firm's New York-based office, as well as satellite companies in Palm Beach, the Emirates and Qatar, keep these gentleman constantly jetting from one continent to the next catapulting their brand onto the global stage.