David Gill inaugurated his first gallery on London’s Fulham Road in 1987. Nowadays is one of the most renowned design galleries worldwide.
From the opening he exhibited work by world-renowned artists such as Jean Cocteau, Giacometti, Yves Klein and Henri Matisse. The first furniture he sold included historic pieces by Le Corbusier, Jean-Michel Frank and Mies Van Der Rohe. David began to collaborate with Designers, Artists and Architects to establish a new canon of limited edition pieces, exhibiting Minimalist Artist Donald Judd’s aluminium furniture in 1990.
Over the last thirty years, David Gill Gallery has evolved into a global presence, exhibiting in Basel, Dubai, London, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Shanghai. Its vibrant contemporary program features collaborations with leading international Artists, Architects and Designers including Barnaby Barford, Mattia Bonetti, the Campana Brothers, Sir David Chipperfield, Michele Oka Doner, the late Dame Zaha Hadid, Jorge Pardo, Gaetano Pesce, and Fredrikson Stallard. Works from the gallery can be found in esteemed private and public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.
David Gill is a benefactor of museums and public institutions worldwide. David Gill has been honoured both with the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts & des Lettres and as Officier of the Ordre des Arts & des Lettres. A book on David’s life and work is being written by Meredith Etherington-Smith and will be published in Autumn 2017.
For nearly 25 years, David Gill has been at the forefront of contemporary art and design. Many of the pieces he has collaborated on with artists have now joined museum collections worldwide, won international prizes or become in some sense iconic.