martino gamper curates serpentine sackler gallery exhibition - design is a state of mind
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mar 06, 2014
martino gamper curates serpentine sackler gallery exhibition - design is a state of mind


martino gamper curates serpentine sackler gallery exhibition – design is a state of mind
martino gamper

installation view, design is a state of mind

serpentine sackler gallery, london 
(5 march – 21 april 2014)

© 2014 hugo glendinning

 

 

 

 

martino gamper: design is a state of mind
serpentine sackler gallery, london
march 5th – april 21st, 2014

 

martino gamper has curated ‘design is a state of mind’, an exhibition at the serpentine sackler gallery that creates an extensive landscape of shelving systems that span from the 1930s to the present day. offering a survey of historic design classics and one-off pieces, to industrial, utilitarian, contemporary and commissioned work, ‘design is a state of mind’ includes pieces by ercol, gaetano pesce, gio ponti, ettore sottsass and IKEA.  

martino gamper serpentine sackler gallery designboom
martino gamper

installation view, design is a state of mind

serpentine sackler gallery, london 
(5 march – 21 april 2014)

© 2014 hugo glendinning

 

 

 

each of the displays is organized in a way that showcases specially selected objects from the personal archive of gamper’s friends and colleagues, alongside an extensive library of contemporary furniture manufacturing catalogues from around the world. on show are collections by: michael anastassiades; sebastian bergne; fabien cappello; jane dillon; adam hills; gemma holt; max lamb; enzo mari; michael marriott; andrew mcdonagh & andreas schmidt; paul neale;  oiva toikka; jerszy seymour and martino gamper himself. 

martino gamper serpentine sackler gallery designboom
martino gamper

installation view, design is a state of mind

serpentine sackler gallery, london 
(5 march – 21 april 2014)

© 2014 hugo glendinning

 

 

 

 

there is no perfect design and there is no über-design. objects talk to us personally. some might be more functional than others, and the emotional attachment is very individual. this exhibition will showcase a very personal way of collecting and gathering objects – these are pieces that tell a tale.’ - martino gamper

martino gamper serpentine sackler gallery designboom
martino gamper

installation view, design is a state of mind

serpentine sackler gallery, london 
(5 march – 21 april 2014)

© 2014 hugo glendinning

 

 

 

‘design is a state of mind’ is the second major design exhibition hosted by the serpentine gallery, following konstantin grcic’s 2009 ‘design real’ show. see designboom’s coverage of ‘design real’ here.

martino gamper serpentine sackler gallery designboom
martino gamper

installation view, design is a state of mind

serpentine sackler gallery, london 
(5 march – 21 april 2014)

© 2014 hugo glendinning

 

martino gamper serpentine sackler gallery designboom
martino gamper

installation view, design is a state of mind

serpentine sackler gallery, london 
(5 march – 21 april 2014)

© 2014 hugo glendinning

 

martino gamper serpentine sackler gallery designboom
martino gamper

installation view, design is a state of mind

serpentine sackler gallery, london 
(5 march – 21 april 2014)

© 2014 hugo glendinning

 

martino gamper serpentine sackler gallery designboom
martino gamper

installation view, design is a state of mind

serpentine sackler gallery, london 
(5 march – 21 april 2014)

© 2014 hugo glendinning

 

martino gamper serpentine sackler gallery designboom
martino gamper

installation view, design is a state of mind

serpentine sackler gallery, london 
(5 march – 21 april 2014)

© 2014 hugo glendinning

 

martino-gamper-serpentine-sackler-gallery-designboom-a
martino gamper

installation view, design is a state of mind

serpentine sackler gallery, london 
(5 march – 21 april 2014)

© 2014 hugo glendinning

 

martino-gamper-serpentine-sackler-gallery-designboom-b
martino gamper

installation view, design is a state of mind

serpentine sackler gallery, london 
(5 march – 21 april 2014)

© 2014 hugo glendinning

 

martino gamper serpentine sackler gallery designboom
martino gamper

installation view, design is a state of mind

serpentine sackler gallery, london 
(5 march – 21 april 2014)

© 2014 hugo glendinning

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