About

About . . . 

From a young age I was inquisitive about objects, what they were and how they were made. That extended to our relationship with them, what do they mean and how they influence our lives.

Inevitably, this lead on to our external world, and our internal one. That’s really what all this is about. 

So I create to understand and celebrate this life, and make a more comfortable and better version of it, and that helps make a better person of me and I hope for others too.

Over the years, I accumulated several  properties that I rented out. In 2017 I disposed of the last of them and moved back to Scotland. I’m interested in the financial markets and behavioral psychology that’s at the root of them – and us. I expect this will precipitate my next design project. GM.

Our most valuable asset is our unique, authentic self. 

EVOLUTION

What we hold in our mind we become.

Recent events . . .

2019 Sils Maria was Acquired by The National Museum of Scotland for their Contemporary Art and Design Collection. The acquisition included all of the research, design development drawings, the scale model, a finished painting and the article, 35 items – the complete project.

YANG floor lamp and Red Point, a hanging lamp, were also acquired by the National Museum of Scotland for the Contemporary Art and Design Collection.

The articles are now part of the National Archive of Scotland.

Sils Maria was manufactured by Ventri; YANG and Red Point were manufactured by Bieffeplast. A limited edition of 25 YANG lamps were manufactured by Ventri in 2011.

Our mind and our reality are conditioned during our early lives. 

Our environment and the objects and furniture that surround us reinforces this. 

They maintain the status quo, keep our minds and our reality within the limits of establishment dogma.

Bio . . . 

Born in Edinburgh, Scottish/ Italian. 

1972 Significant voyages to; USA & Canada 1972; USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize 1978; Egypt 1985; India (south) 1996; Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia 2000 & 2005.

1969 Jan -73Secondary Education, The Abbey School, Fort Augustus, Inverness-Shire, Scotland. 
Naval Proficiency Certificate, Combined Cadet Force, awarded the rank of Leading Seaman.

1976 Edinburgh School of Art: part time course in Jewellery Making and Silversmithing.

1977 The Incorporation of Goldsmiths, Goldsmiths Hall, Edinburgh,  Makers Mark registered;

1984 Camberwell School of Art, London; BA(Hon), 3D Design, Silversmithing & Metalwork.
Subsidiary Studies, Photography and Sculpture.

1985 Glasgow School of Art; MA Design GSA.
Areas of study: Design, Structural Linguistics, Semiotics, Psychology.
Awarded, The Haldane Scholarship.

 1987-88 Chartered Society of Designers: Elected Member, M.C.S.D. 

1988 Certificate in Photometrics; Lighting Industry Federation, L.I.F. 

1990 – 91 Design Council of Great Britain: Accredited Designer.

We can change this, become our unique, authentic self, be the best we can be and open up new possibilities.

We can reprogram our minds through repetition with emotion and visualisation.

By changing our environment, objects and furniture that surround us we can reinforce this change.

EVOLVE

Lecturing . . .  

1990-2000 Lecturer;
Brighton University (Polytechnic), England.
De Montfort University, Leicester, England.
City College Brighton, England.
Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne, England.

Gary Morga © 2019

Interests . . .  

Interests:

2007 Kairos Foundation, More to Life, London. An intensive three-day Life Training Program.

2008 Kairos Foundation, Way of A Warrior, Atlanta, USA. An intensive six-day Life Training Program.

2010-2017 Kung Fu Schools, Crawley, England. Awarded Wing Chun Kung Fu, Black Sash 1st Tec. Nov 2nd

2014 ACT, Academy of Creative Training, Brighton. An Intensive Acting Workshop.
Registered with London agencies. Appeared in; Mapp and Lucia, The Man Who Knew Infinity, Mission Impossible 4, Mary Queen of Scots 2019, Gareth Jones and several TV advertisements.

2016 Isha Foundation, India; Inner Engineering, a technology for a personal transformation, online program..

2016 Isha Foundation, London; Shambhavi Mahamudra, two-day program, an inner practice to experience higher consciousness. 

Notable Collaborations . . .

Notable collaborations;
Memphis Milano;
Bieffeplast;
Next Interiors PLC;
Harper Mackay Architects;
Ventri Ltd;
Bevendean Medical Centre;
Hobson & Bridger’s Ltd;
ETD (Creswell) Lighting Ltd;
Whitecroft Group PLC;  

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Notable Exhibitions . . . 

Notable Exhibitions;
Bonhams, London;
Memphis Milano;
Salone Del Mobile, Milan;
Salone Del Mobile, Milan;
Salone Del Mobile, Milan;
IMM Cologne;
IMM Cologne;
De Brekke Grand, Amsterdam;
The 3rd Eye Centre, Glasgow;
The Stuttgart Gallery, Stuttgart;
The Warwick Arts Trust, London;
The Cleveland Gallery, Middlesbrough;
The Prescott Gallery, Edinburgh;
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
The Design Centre, London;
Christie’s, London;
100% Design, London;
The 3rd Eye Centre Glasgow;