Gordon is one of the world's leading authorities on 20th and 21st century design. He began his career at Sotheby's in the 1970s and is said to have been the first dealer to bring art deco to London.

For the past 35 years he has been at the forefront in presenting the best and most desirable furniture and objects to the London and international markets. Gordon's area of expertise lies in fine 20th century furniture, objects and lighting.

'This series has been completely surpassed by the fact that I really annoyed Celia, oh joy of joys,' he says.