martino gamper: 100 chairs in 100 days 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 image © designboom

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 image © designboom

a basketful, august 18th, 2006 image © designboom

barbapapa in vienna, august 7th, 2006 this chair was made in vienna using a classic thonet chair and a stretchy pipe-dress image © designboom

drawers, september 19th, 2007 image © designboom

made from chair frames image © designboom

multiple choice, september 17th, 2007 image © designboom

plastic on wood, september 3rd, 2007 joe colombo chair combined with wood chair image © designboom

achille’s bicicletta, september 21st, 2006 homage to one of the greatest italian designers of the last century, achille castiglioni image © designboom

rocker, august 7th, 2007 image © designboom left: two-sone, july 14th, 2006 right: cathedra rassa, august 4th, 2006

general view of exhibition image © designboom

view of 100 chairs image © designboom

living room installation image © designboom

yankee stool made from alpine pitch pine, oak, walnut, ash image © designboom

aqua naturale, a hand-blown glass water vase, 2008 chianti bianco, a beeswax candle, 2008 image © designboom

bedroom installation image © designboom mollino gamper chair, 2008 re-appropriated furniture designed by carlo mollino image © designboom

office installation image © designboom

weave-together office chair leather, found chair elements, bent plywood image © designboom

corridor installation image © designboom hallway installation l’arco della pace coloured veneer, poplar plywood bookcase image © designboom

martino gamper constructing his total trattoria image © designboom

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 image © designboom

designer martino gamper portrait © designboom

  • Great job. Very inspiring.

    Pardon says:
  • It must have been a joy making all this!

    DK says:
  • i like the book shelves and desk from the room installations plus a few of his chairs from 100 chairs in 100 days, i wonder what he will do with them,

    tanya telford says:

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