Gerard Taylor studied product design at the Glasgow School of Art and industrial design at the Royal College of Art, London, where he received a Masters. Following graduation, Taylor was hired by the influential and pre-eminent Italian designer, Ettore Sottsass, and joined his design studio in Milan. Taylor was also invited to participate with Memphis, a collective of international designers, who not only established Italy\'s reputation as a centre of design excellence, but also went on to dominate the international design scene during the 1980\'s. Many of Taylor\'s pieces from this time have become coveted and are held in numerous museum collections. He has since established his own studio in London, and has assumed the role of creative director of Orangebox.