Wolf-Gordon: Behind the Curtain
“I don’t like ‘stuff,’” proclaims Marybeth Shaw, the chief creative officer, design and marketing, of the American interior finishings company Wolf-Gordon. Her austere office in its Manhattan headquarters corroborates Shaw’s disdain for needless clutter; it’s architect-tidy, with books and effects concealed behind cabinets, and nary a stray sheet of paper atop her white desk. As the driving force behind Wolf-Gordon’s upholstery, wallcovering, and wall protection products, she has made it her mission to deliver products that transcend “stuff” and exemplify her notion of “good design.”
I always have an aesthetic agenda. I am a visual editor, so I will look at something and feel it, or sketch it, and say, 'This is Wolf-Gordon.'