GWdesign is a multi-disciplinary design studio consisting of partners, Dominic Gasparoly and Khalid Watson. The two have come together from quite diverse backgrounds.
Dominic, a self taught interior and furniture designer, raised mostly in Belgium, lived in Paris before moving to New York City, and is currently living and working out of Los Angeles. With a background in fine arts, Khalid, originally from Virginia, moved to New York City several years ago to pursue architecture, and he has lived there ever since.
Together they strive to unite all design disciplines into a single cohesive masterpiece. This means that not only does GWdesign re-conceive a home or a public space, but they compose a total experience, which includes everything from spacial conception, to construction, furnishing, accessories, graphic design, lighting and audio-video implementation.
Dominic gained his first commission at the age of 19. Since then, he has had several high-profile projects spanning across Europe, North America, and Asia. Some of which include the first DKNY clothing store in Europe, and the Baan Sombath restaurant in Bangkok for the former head chef of the famous "Blue Elephant" in Paris. His works has extended from textile and furniture design, to graphic and full architectural design. Amongst his many successes, Dominic continues to value a down-to-earth, lighthearted and humble approach to business.
Khalid, a Graduate of the Pratt Institute School of Architecture, has worked for various prestigious firms. Reiser+Umemoto Architects, as well as Eisenman Architects (both of whom were finalists at the World Trade Center competition in New York) served as a rich intellectual and theoretical grounding to start his own career. His stint at the Rockwell Group provided him with knowledge surrounding the high-end commercial realm. His work experience has included projects such as a theatre competition in Greece, children's museum competition in Pittsburgh, competition work for the Leipzig 2012 Olympic Village, and a new Cirque du Soleil mega-plex project once slated for lower Manhattan. His construction projects have included various residences, Santiago Spain's "City of Culture" mega-plex, the new Nobu restaurant in Dallas.
Best Furniture collection Award by the Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Best Restaurant Design Award by Travel & Leisure Magazine, New York.