Born in Milan in 1981, Giacomo Moor begins to work in a carpenter’s workshop at an early age. During his years at the Politecnico University in Milan, under the guidance of professor and architect Beppe Finessi, he starts to bring together rigorous planning with his fascination for the beauty and versatility of woodworking. In 2011, after majoring in Design with a final dissertation on wood called “Valuable Imperfections. Cabinetmaking, from sculpture to design” published by Abitare, Giacomo Moor opens his studio with his partner Aurelie Callegari.
From the planning of experimental collections to the production of tailor made furnishings, Giacomo Moor achieves through his practice the dual resolution of ideation and realisation. In his studio/carpentry in Milan, Moor refines and defines his ideas: he designs products for companies, he creates limited editions for galleries, he produces unique pieces for private clients, and he is engaged in every step of the process. Constantly striving to improve carpentry techniques, he unites the precision and the formal rigour of the design with the sensitivity of manual craftsmanship. Giacomo Moor was nominated the Best Young Designer by Elle Décor Italia during EDIDA 2016, and in the same year he won the BestYoungDesigner Award at the Salone del Mobile. In 2017 he won the Wallpaper* Award with his work Kit del Legnamè and in 2018 the LandRoverBornAward.
Both using wood as their primary material, “Centina” and Funamolo” collections have been conceived by Giacomo Moor exclusively for the gallery within a fild of research that focuses on the theme of interdisciplinary cross-contamination between architecture and design, and on the deployment of the instruments, methods and materials of traditional workmanship.