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martino gamper: 100 chairs in 100 days
oct 07, 2009
martino gamper: 100 chairs in 100 days


martino gamper: stanze e camere + 100 chairs in 100 days
triennale design museum, milan, italy
october 6th to november 8th, 2009

olympia, august 2nd, 2006
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martino gamper
‘s 100 chairs in 100 days project and stanze e camere exhibition at the
triennale design museum in milan has just opened.

in 100 chairs in 100 days, gamper has reconfigured the design of 100 seats which were
retrieved over a period of two years through his adventures of rummaging through garbage,
picking up rejected and deserted chairs. the result is a collage of design history,
his intentions being to convert the character and features of the chairs as a means to investigate
the potential merger of several stylistic and structural elements. though the design approach
of each piece may seem spontaneous, each chair is characterized by a deep knowledge
of design history, as was seen by his subsequent performance in which he has disassembled
and reassembled original furniture designed by gio ponti in 1960, giving birth to
new objects exhibited in his stanze e camere (room) installations.


musical chair, may 15th, 2006
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a basketful, august 18th, 2006
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barbapapa in vienna, august 7th, 2006
this chair was made in vienna using a classic thonet chair and a stretchy pipe-dress
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drawers, september 19th, 2007
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made from chair frames

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multiple choice, september 17th, 2007
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plastic on wood, september 3rd, 2007
joe colombo chair combined with wood chair
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achille’s bicicletta, september 21st, 2006
homage to one of the greatest italian designers of the last century, achille castiglioni
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rocker, august 7th, 2007
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left: two-sone, july 14th, 2006
right: cathedra rassa, august 4th, 2006


general view of exhibition
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view of 100 chairs
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living room installation
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yankee stool made from alpine pitch pine, oak, walnut, ash
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aqua naturale, a hand-blown glass water vase, 2008
chianti bianco, a beeswax candle, 2008
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bedroom installation
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mollino gamper chair, 2008
re-appropriated furniture designed by carlo mollino
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office installation
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weave-together office chair
leather, found chair elements, bent plywood
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corridor installation
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hallway installation
l’arco della pace
coloured veneer, poplar plywood bookcase
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martino gamper constructing his total trattoria
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the room installations reconsider space, one of which is the total trattoria.
along with designing, gamper enjoys preparing meals for colleagues and friends,
using an unusual combination of ingredients, prepared in kitchens, studios, galleries
and museums. for this exhibition, a series of individual tables he designed are
joined together
to form a single, long table with his friends maki
suzuki, kajsa stahl and alex rich kitchen
for guests in a real
performance.


martino gamper and jochem faudet working
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designer martino gamper
portrait © designboom

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