FACE TO FACE
“Sit down next to me. I want to look at your face while we speak, to understand what you’re thinking.”
Gordon Guillaumier reinterprets the sofa, transforming it into a space for one-on-one relations. Two backrests mirror each other, while soft feather cushions invite us to sit face-to-face and look each other in the eye, rediscovering the human dimension of our gaze, wherever we may be.
With a fabric or leather covering, Face to Face is designed to sit at the center of the room, both in contract settings and in the intimacy of a domestic lounge room. The contrasting cross-stitched seams make it the perfect metaphor of any relationship between two people.
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Gordon Guillaumier was born in 1966, and was educated firstly in Malta, then in Switzerland, England and Italy. He graduated from IED in Milan (1988-91), before specializing in design at the Domus Academy, Milan (1992). In 1993 he began working with Baleri Associati, as well as collaborating with architect Rodolfo Dordoni. In 2002 he set up his own design studio in Milan, principally working on product design, but also for design consultancy projects. In 2006 he lectured in industrial design at Milan’s Politecnico university.