by GORDON GUILLAUMIER
Glazed porcelain stoneware (GL)
A little bit about …
Gordon Guillaumier was born 1966 in Malta..
In 1989 he moved to Milan to study industrial design and design management at IED and Domus Academy and later collaborates with architect Rodolfo Dordoni..
In 2002, on the basis of his freelance design activity, he opened his private design studio in Milan..
Since, he has worked on various projects as design manager and art director, namely Driade for the Altantide e DHouse collections, bathroom accessiories for Dornbracht Interiors, kitchens for Rational and Elt, outdoor furniture for Roda and handles for Pamar. Gordon has also designed furniture, lighting and objects for Arketipo, Bosa, CasaMilano, Desalto, DeVecchi, Elica, FontanaArte, Foscarini, Frag, Matteo Grassi, Mazzega, Montina, Minotti, Nobili Rubinetti, Pamar Roda e Varaschin. .
The concept of the “Bits & Pieces” collection designed for Ceramiche Piemme focuses its absolute originality on the ingenious decision of Guillaumier to draw from the past decorative subjects to be introduced into the industrial production process of Industrie Ceramiche Piemme, creating a new collection and working, almost playfully, with the rejects, which become precious texture and pattern matrices.
With this one-of-a-kind collection, which associates innovation, concept excellence, antique decorating art and contemporary design, Industrie Ceramiche Piemme has obtained the prestigious accolade, ADI Ceramics Design Award @ Cersaie 2016.
With Shades collection, news 2018, Guillaumier explored the newest frontiers of digital printing to give life to floors and surfaces of artistic inspiration.
The designer wanted to capture the freedom and spontaneity of water-painting, a technique where irregularities and imperfections are closely linked to the manual sign and represent an added value. The collection realistically replicates the delicate and imperfect sign of the designer’s brushstroke and the overlapping of colours creating unique nuances.
Official site : http://www.gordon-guillaumier.com/