Moroso has been working in close collaboration with some of the world’s most talented designers to produce luxury sofas and seating since 1952.
Today the company is headed by the second generation of the Moroso family- Roberto, the Vice President, and Patrizia, the Art Director,- and is an example of how a small Italian artisan-owner company has evolved since it was run until the nineties by Agostino Moroso. The company has always been open to new ideas, from its origins in post-war Italy where there was a culture of ‘doing things and doing them well’, Moroso has been farsighted, daring and certain of the advantage of combining craftsmanship and tailoring with industrial processing techniques to create unique products and by drawing on the worlds of industrial design, contemporary art and fashion.
Gordon Guillaumier was born and educated in Malta, Switzerland, England and Italy. He graduated in industrial design at the IED, Milan (1988-91) and later a masters in industrial design at the Domus Academy , Milan (1992) . In 1993 he took a brief app renticeship with Baleri Associati. That same year he collaborated with the architect/designer Rodolfo Dordoni. It was during this period that Gordon presented his first own designed products for Foscarini and others. In 2002 he set up his own design studio in Milan, working on product design, design consulting and interior design.
As consultant and art director, he collaborated with: Driade (Atlantide and DHouse collections), bathroom accessories for Dornbracht Interiors, kitchens for Rational, furniture for Fiam’s Liv’it collection, and more recently he is art director for Roda outdoor furniture and Pamar furniture handles and accessories. As a product designer, Gordon has worked for internationally renowned companies; ceramics and tableware for Bosa, Pandora, Paola C and De Vecchi, furniture for Arketipo, CasaMilano, Desalto, De Sede, Fontana Arte, Frag, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Matteo Grassi, Montina, Minotti, Moroso, Lema, Roda, Tacchini, and Varaschin, lighting for Foscarini, AV Mazzega and OLuce appliances for Elica, handles for Pamar, bathroom accessories for Nobili Rubinetterie, Azzurra Ceramiche, Kronos Ceramiche and Ceramiche Piemme.
His works in interior design are mainly focused on residential projects whereby his studio has developed architecture and interiors for private clients. Gordon has participated in various exhibitions and trade fairs; ”Pro-gettare”Abitare II Tempo, Verona (1999), Pandora Design, Milano (2001); Molteni Villa Torlonia (2002); Pamar, Palazzo Crivelli (2006/2012); Roda, Salone del Mobile Milano (2006/2013); Mondadori/Interni (2011/2014). In 2006 he has lectured at the faculty of industial design at the Politecnico di Milano. His work is regularly featured in the international design press.