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Proprietors

MURRAY MOSS

In the September 2011 issue of the international design and culture magazine, Wallpaper, Murray Moss was listed as one of the “150 people who have most influenced, inspired and improved the way we live, work and travel over the last 15 years”. And in the December Art + Auction magazine that same year, Moss was included in their list of the, “Most Powerful People in the Art World”. In April 2012, Metropolis magazine wrote: “Moss is no ordinary mortal, but one who has defined the design decade, who helped shape how we see objects”.

Murray Moss is the founder and creative mind behind internationally renowned MOSS design gallery, established in 1994, and with Franklin Getchell,  founded Moss Bureau, a design consultancy in 2012.

He conceived and curated over a hundred influential exhibitions, at Moss in New York and Los Angeles, as well as other venues, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the Museum Fur Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Collective Design Fair and the Warhol Foundation in Pittsburgh.

Moss has written three books: Georg Jensen Reflections, (Rizzoli, 2014), Baccarat: Two Hundred and Fifty Years (Rizzoli, 2013), and Tertium Quid, August Editions (2013). With Getchell, a fourth book, Please Do Not Touch, is due out in April 2018.

He has been honored with numerous awards, including the Chrysler Design Award, Russel Wright Award, House Beautiful’s Giants of Design Award, Metropolitan Home’s Modernism Award and was inducted into Interior Design Magazine’s Hall of Fame. He has served on the Boards of the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and the Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids (DIFFA).

Murray Moss is a frequent guest speaker at art academies and universities, as well as cultural institutions around the world, including the TED Talks, the Neue Galerie, the Smithsonian, Cooper- Hewitt National Design Museum, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Wexner Center for the Arts, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Parsons School of Design, the Sackler Gallery in London, the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Hammer Museum, and Beijing Center for the Arts.

He is on the Graduate Faculty of the School of Visual Arts.

 

 

FRANKLIN GETCHELL

Franklin Getchell is a senior executive with experience across a wide range of business disciplines, including:

ACTOR He was classically trained, in New York and England, including at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He toured the US, did slapstick musical theatre, and eventually went to Hollywood, featuring in episodic police dramas. 

WRITER He has written advertising, television documentaries and drama, newspaper and magazine articles and books.

TELEVISION PRODUCER/DIRECTOR He has been a producer, director and programmer, in the US, England, France, Scandinavia, Malaysia and Japan. He was responsible for over 800 hours of television, and had programming on PBS, NBC, CBS, ABC and HBO in the US, and on four cable satellite channels in the UK (one of which he created), as well as Discovery Channel Europe. For six years, he was in charge of Sesame Street. Getchell has won an Emmy, and received more than thirty other honors, including seven Emmy nominations, a Peabody, a Christopher Award and the Japan Prize.

RETAIL EXECUTIVE He is a retail executive, as president of Moss.

And for the past five years, exploiting the experience and expertise gained from all that came before, he has been a high-level Consultant and Advisor, on a broad range of topics and fields. 

His professional expertise extends to marketing and branding, business development and corporate management. His company, GetchellIntellectual, had clients in both the public and private sectors, and while in the UK, he had a regular column in Broadcast, the industry weekly newspaper. He has been a frequent speaker at media conferences, festivals and trade shows.

He is a graduate of Harvard, and attended Columbia, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.