The Wiseman Group

San Francisco, USA.


The Wiseman Group (TWG) is one of the most iconic interior design firms in the San Francisco Bay area, priding itself on its commitment to creating beautiful, sophisticated, and innovative spaces. It was our pleasure to conduct shipping and installation for TWG at the 2019 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. This month-long event provides a selected group of designers to showcase their styles all under one roof.

Each of our facilities around the world has a dedicated interior design division, working with designers to facilitate projects by shipping high-value furniture and art collections to residences around the world. From storage, to transport, to installation, we offer a premier white-glove service to our interior design clients.

The Showcase was this year held in one of San Francisco’s most notable homes, Le Petit Trianon, in Presidio Heights. With Gander & White’s support, TWG transformed the dining room of the mansion into a “Haute Bohemian Hideaway”. The room was inspired by the passions of Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent to travel and collect, so was designed to be a treasure trove of fascinating and beautiful objects from across the globe, still arrayed in a distinctly West Coast style.


Our operation for TWG began with collating the objects that would be going into the room at our San Francisco fine art facility. The eclectic group varied in size, weight and complexity, and we packed each item with meticulous care at the warehouse to ensure the often delicate items arrived at the location safely.


TWG produced one of the most stunning rooms of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2019 and we were thrilled to be a part of the project to make it happen. We value our partnership with TWG and always enjoy working with them.

First, we laid an area before a large banquette in several parts was installed. Once this was in place, we unpacked, assembled, and installed a five-section gold screen by Fromental, inspired by Gustav Klimt. Once the larger works were stationed, we proceeded to install the smaller pieces of furniture, artworks and objets d’art.

First image credit: Douglas Friedman, all others Gander & White Shipping

Recent Projects

Miami Basel

We successfully partnered with Art Basel in Miami Beach (ABMB), the largest contemporary art fair in the United States, leveraging our international network and expertise to manage transportation, installation, and logistical challenges.

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery came to us as a reliable partner and an Approved Fine Art Agent under the NPG Framework Agreement to carefully pack and store approximately 1,500 artworks during the 3-year, £35.5m refurbishment period.

Glorious Gainsborough

Our work often brings us into contact with the works of some of the ‘greats’ of art history. In June 2019 we handled masterpieces by the great British painter Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788). The exhibition, Masters of the Golden Age

Munnings Art Museum

In Spring 2019, we had the pleasure of delivering the works of celebrated British painter Alfred Munnings for an exhibition at the Munnings Art Museum at Castle House, his former family home in Essex.

The Fine Art Group

A young entrepreneurial collector working with The Fine Art Group’s advisory team to develop his contemporary art collection, was seeking a 2-year loan of $4 million against his collection.

Watts Gallery

We were appointed to transport and install an exhibition of the work of Christina Rossetti and related artwork by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Leeds Castle

We were appointed to transport and install a unique 15th century monumental artwork, the Battel Hall Retable, to Leeds Castle, UK.