Case Study: The Wiseman Group, San Francisco, USA10 July 2019
Each of our facilities around the world has a dedicated Interior Design division working with designers to facilitate their projects. From storage, to transport, to installation, we offer a premier white-glove service to our interior design clients.
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 rooms that reflect each client’s needs. 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.
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 ensured that each was carefully packed at the warehouse to ensure the often delicate items arrived at the location safely.
Once delivered onsite in two Gander & White vehicles, we undertook the installation of the room over the course of one morning. Our team of six art technicians were coordinated by Business Development Director, Alexander Bradford, and Senior Client Liaison Manager, Mattie Stafford, who liaised closely with TWG’s Design Director James Hunter, Designer Shannon Weller, and Assistant Designer Emily Goodyear to organise the logistics involved in executing this elegant room design.
With the empty canvas ready, we began. First the area rug was laid, 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. With the more architectural parts of the installation complete, we proceeded to install the other parts of the room – smaller pieces of furniture, artworks, and objets d’art.
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 image credit: Douglas Friedman, all others Gander & White Shipping