Gabriel Ross began over 25 years ago with humble beginnings in a small upholstery shop in the Rock Bay District of Victoria, BC. Armed with an education in upholstery application, Ross Taylor had a vision of being a self-made businessman at the tender age of twenty-one. Through a dedicated customer (fan) base and a willingness to do just about anything to ensure his patrons were satisfied with their products - the company began to grow and diversify.
Opening a dedicated showroom in Victoria in 1990, Ross began to showcase architectural furnishings from brands such as Knoll International, Vitra, and Herman Miller, in the local Victoria/Vancouver Island market, - as well as display Ross' own line of locally designed and manufactured pieces.
After launching GrShop.com in 2001 to provide an avenue for selling authentic mid-century furnishings online across Canada, Gabriel Ross became a recognized name for providing consumers across Canada access to brands representing original and authentic design -- including their own. Finally in 2010 Gabriel Ross renamed the established division representing original furniture design, manufacturing and upholstery to Fawcett Mattress.
Fast-forward to present day, Gabriel Ross is a leading provider of designer furniture, architectural lighting, and innovative home accessories in Victoria and across Canada, recently entering into the US market via ModernPlanet.com