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CONSULTING SERVICES


Retail (merchandising advice, product procurement)

Curating (exhibition design and installation)

Corporate Branding and Management

Design Consulting for Hospitality

Talks and Teaching

 

           

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CONSULTING SERVICES


Retail (merchandising advice, product procurement)

Curating (exhibition design and installation)

Corporate Branding and Management

Design Consulting for Hospitality

Talks and Teaching

 

           

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RETAIL: CURATED DISPLAY (SHEEP STOOLS AND CHAIRS)


RETAIL: CURATED DISPLAY (SHEEP STOOLS AND CHAIRS)


RETAIL

MOSS was an internationally recognized, groundbreaking design retail operation for nearly twenty years. There were many attempts to break the code of our success but we guarded our secrets rigorously, as anyone who ever tried to take a photograph in the store, or even a note, quickly learned.

However, the experience gained from those years, as well as the validation or adaptation, of retail philosophy, policy and operational expertise is what underlies the retail oriented consulting services we offer, which range from over-all concept formation, to vendor and product sourcing, to display review and re-design. 

One of the most remarked upon aspects of the store was its display. We were intent upon delivering a narrative, where one piece would "speak to" another. Items were never displayed together based on function. 

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RETAIL: CURATED DISPLAY (PORCELAIN BULLDOG AND CRYSTAL GLASSWARE)


 

 

 

 

 

RETAIL: CURATED DISPLAY (PORCELAIN BULLDOG AND CRYSTAL GLASSWARE)


 

 

 

 

 

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RETAIL: CURATED DISPLAY (TED MUEHLING AND MARCEL WANDERS)


RETAIL: CURATED DISPLAY (TED MUEHLING AND MARCEL WANDERS)


CURATING

In addition to curating Moss Gallery every day from 1994 to 2012, Murray Moss has curated, designed and installed over a hundred major exhibitions at various venues, in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Basel, Frankfurt, London and, yes, Pittsburgh, providing the foundation for our work today. It is with an eye trained to maximize the potential of existing materials and pieces, and to provide expert and knowledgeable guidance as to what should be added, taken away or moved to a new position.  Every wall is a canvas, every floor. Every lamp is a source. Nothing is wasted. Nothing is ignored. Our internationally recognized curatorial expertise derives from comprehension of the interplay of space, object, texture, color, and light, informed both by historical context and deep current knowledge of possibilities. In this view nothing is trivial, nothing is insignificant and everything is important.

 
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CURATING


 

This photo is from the 2005 install of Les Visiteurs d’Ete at Moss Gallery. 

This exhibition featured vintage porcelain busts discovered in the warehouse at the renowned 18th century French manufactory, Manufacture Nationale de Sevres.

 

 

 

 

 

CURATING


 

This photo is from the 2005 install of Les Visiteurs d’Ete at Moss Gallery. 

This exhibition featured vintage porcelain busts discovered in the warehouse at the renowned 18th century French manufactory, Manufacture Nationale de Sevres.

 

 

 

 

 

"Murray Moss - design's most influential curator."
                                 — Financial Times 2001 
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CURATED EXHIBITION AT MOSS: LES VISITEURS D'ETE


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURATED EXHIBITION AT MOSS: LES VISITEURS D'ETE


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 2011

Moss Bureau also curates exhibitions for institutional clients. Here’s an installation at the Victoria & Albert Museum, in association with London Design Week. Executed in collaboration with Materialise, Belgium (.MGX), Moss Bureau installed commissioned 3D printed works throughout the museum, placed in strategic juxtapositions with well known museum pieces, shedding new light on old narratives. 

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CURATED EXHIBITION AT THE V & A


CURATED EXHIBITION AT THE V & A


CORPORATE BRANDING AND MANAGEMENT

For legacy European manufacturers

This rather narrow category has become a specialty, and it derives from the transformative work we did with such companies over the years at Moss which resulting in successful repositioning of their brands.

 The first was the most dramatic because it also represented a break with the minimalist design ethos the gallery was most associated with. In 2000, we did an exhibition called White Gold, featuring porcelain figurines from Nymphenburg. Because of the “heretical” nature of the show, it received a huge amount of press and in the end, Nymphenburg was dramatically repositioned in the market.

 Three years later came a collaboration with Murano glass maker Venini where we did an intervention in the processes they used to make various iconic pieces of blown glass. We stopped the work at mid-point, and our full gallery installation was revelatory of their hidden process. The result was another repositioning of a company.

In 2005, we mounted a large scale exhibition called The 180 Year Waltz which was pivotal in repositioning the famed Austrian glass company Lobmeyr. And over the next several years, we did similar exhibitions with similar results with Moser, Meissen, KPM, Richard Ginori, Manufacture Nationale de Sevres and Baccarat.

 Our experience with such clients recently is that we are often hired based on our established expertise, such as retail or curatorial experience, and once contracted and working, we are asked for a wider scope of services. We believe this is directly related to the processes described above and to a demonstration of expertise in related categories. 

 

 

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THE 180 YEAR WALTZ - REPOSITIONING J & L LOBMEYR


 

 

 

   

 

THE 180 YEAR WALTZ - REPOSITIONING J & L LOBMEYR


 

 

 

   

 

WHITE GOLD - A FRAGILE ECCENTRICITY, was an exhibition of extraordinary figurines, tableware, and decorative and religious objects, designed in the 18th Century by master Rococo sculptor Franz Anton Bustelli, and still produced today by arguably the world’s greatest porcelain manufactory, Porzellan- Manufaktor Nymphenburg, Munich, Germany.

The exhibition was highly provocative, seen almost as a threat to the prevalent foothold of Modernism in design and architecture.

In her May 25, 2000, review for The New York Times, Julie V. Iovine characterized Moss’s introduction of figurative, patterned, fragile ‘eccentricities’ into his heretofore Modernist world as “…a gesture that could be interpreted as either the last straw for minimalism or an inspired embrace of refined product design.” 

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REBRANDING NYMPHENBURG


 

This is a detail of the poster invitation to the installation. With an equal regard for works conceived in the eighteenth century or the twenty-first century, Murray Moss explores ideas and narratives embedded in objects, whether ancient or contemporary, prototypical or fully resolved.  Frequently, he has repositioned what was seemingly obsolete to a position of relevance today, available to a contemporary market, creating new life for ancient yet timeless expressions of humanity.

REBRANDING NYMPHENBURG


 

This is a detail of the poster invitation to the installation. With an equal regard for works conceived in the eighteenth century or the twenty-first century, Murray Moss explores ideas and narratives embedded in objects, whether ancient or contemporary, prototypical or fully resolved.  Frequently, he has repositioned what was seemingly obsolete to a position of relevance today, available to a contemporary market, creating new life for ancient yet timeless expressions of humanity.

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CORPORATE BRANDING AND MANAGEMENT: GEORG JENSEN


2014:  Moss speaks with Georg Jensen Chairman, David Chu,

at London's Sackler Gallery just prior to the launch of

the Georg Jensen book.

 

The book was followed by additional assignments

with the company, including corporate branding,

retail design advice and product development.

This is an example of a single assignment leading

to a far more complex corporate relationship.

 

 

 

CORPORATE BRANDING AND MANAGEMENT: GEORG JENSEN


2014:  Moss speaks with Georg Jensen Chairman, David Chu,

at London's Sackler Gallery just prior to the launch of

the Georg Jensen book.

 

The book was followed by additional assignments

with the company, including corporate branding,

retail design advice and product development.

This is an example of a single assignment leading

to a far more complex corporate relationship.

 

 

 

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CORPORATE BRANDING AND MANAGEMENT: BACCARAT


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013: Murray Moss reviewing a model of the Baccarat Hotel and Residence

just prior to a signing event for his book on the history of the company. 

The book itself was preceded by a corporate branding assignment.

CORPORATE BRANDING AND MANAGEMENT: BACCARAT


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013: Murray Moss reviewing a model of the Baccarat Hotel and Residence

just prior to a signing event for his book on the history of the company. 

The book itself was preceded by a corporate branding assignment.

TALKS and TEACHING

 

Murray Moss has spoken at:

TED 12 Conference  

Cincinnati Art Museum

Gensler Associates

Neue Galerie  

Wexner Center

Wolfsonian Museum

Knoll Design Symposium  

Hammer Museum  

Cranbrook Academy of Art

Fashion Institute of Technology

Parsons School of Design

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Yale Graduate School of Architecture

Aspen Institute

Philip Johnson Glass House,

Beijing Cheng Man Project Forum  

RAPID 2013

Design Miami for Georg Jensen     

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Awards

He is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

 

Franklin Getchell has spoken at:   

Edinburgh International Television Festival  

MIPCOM                                                                        

Promax

PBS programming conferences

                                                                                        Together, they have spoken at:

Times Talks  

Gensler Associates Conference

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A TALK, AT DESIGN MIAMI, 2014 FOR GEORG JENSEN


A TALK, AT DESIGN MIAMI, 2014 FOR GEORG JENSEN


HOSPITALITY

Centovini won the Travel + Leisure  Award for                           Best Restaurant Design of 2007.

Commissioned to create the interior for Centovini, an Italian wine bar, restaurant and wine shop, to be located directly next door to Moss Gallery, the principals of MOSS BUREAU became well grounded in the very particular demands of restaurant design.

Given the obvious synergy with Moss that the location afforded, Moss and Getchell showcased functional and decorative work from some of Italy’s most important producers. 

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HOSPITALITY: CENTOVINI


HOSPITALITY: CENTOVINI


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CHEFS CLUB

In 2014, Moss Bureau was contracted to consult on a new concept restaurant called CHEFS CLUB, a venture between FOOD & WINE magazine and Optasia, a Thai investment group. Our role was to provide a series of "curated moments" in a few highly strategic locations within the  space, which was designed by Rockwell Associates.

Wanting to convey ‘basic elements’ in cooking, Moss sourced and imported from Pakistan an enormous solid block of the world’s finest salt, which was then installed with the help of special art riggers, into a glass box suspended over a communal dining table.

 

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HOSPITALITY: CHEFS CLUB


HOSPITALITY: CHEFS CLUB