Together we are Golden

There's no mistaking where you are when you step out of the lift into Golden's penthouse studio in central Leeds. A fat, gilt Buddha wearing gold shades is sitting right in front of you; off to the left, some lovely parlour chairs with gold leaf woodwork and leopard-print upholstery invite you to sit down; and while you chill out with a cup of tea you can admire the fancy urns and vases, massive basket of poker chips and array of frames, chains and other trinkets - all in shiny gold.

Golden's space is very golden indeed, but it's not tacky, nor is it untouchable. The kitsch is just a fun expression of Golden's own identity: shiny, tactile and optimistic. Winter sunlight, warmed by all this gold, streams in through skylight windows; chilled beats wash from speakers at one end of the studio; and the founders sit down to tell us about Golden's aim to do great work for great clients.

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