Murray Moss (1950-) is an American design entrepreneur and founder of the design and art gallery Moss and the design consultancy Moss Bureau. Moss began his career as a professional actor in the United States and Great Britain after his studies at Columbia University and the New York University, School of Art. In 1978, in collaboration with Dutch designe Ronaldus Shamask, Moss launched the fashion label Shamask, which became known for its architectural, structural designs long before such thinking in clothing came into vogue. It was sold in 1990. In 1994 he opened the Moss shop in New York City where he was able to infuse basic principles of his previous careers into all aspects of the store. Both a sense of theater and a sensibility reminiscent of experimental fashion characterize the shop, which presents a highly edited selection of both current as well as historical products culled from designers and manufacturers around the world. After much expansion that included a restaurant, the company was a victim of the recession and closed by early 2012, which is when Moss Bureau was founded. The consultancy works to "intervene" in museum retail operations and offers curatorial and other advisory services.
Moss has been called "America's most closely watched purveyor of industrial design" by the Washington Post. A recipient of multiple prestigious design awards, he is is a frequent guest lecturer at ivy ligue universities and is the author of three books: “Georg Jensen Reflections”, “Baccarat: 250 Years”, and “Tertium Quid for August Editions”.