designer martino gamper portrait © designboom

‘composizioni’ is a site-specific installation of modular furnishings developed by italian-born london-based designer martino gamper. on show at nilufar gallery in milan until may 31st, 2011, the work is composed of hand- and industrial- made components constructed from wood, leather and metal.

martino gamper: composizioni at nilufar gallery general view of the exhibition image © designboom

the pieces are composed of contrasting shapes, volumes and lines which make up a selection of furniture including bookshelves, lamps, service and work surfaces. these objects are derived from existing objects which have been found, deconstructed, recovered through the form of new shapes.

jointed runners carved into the surfaces of the furniture, allow one to assemble the pieces into different combinations, encouraging the interaction of craftsmanship and technology, remembrance and invention.

martino gamper: composizioni at nilufar gallery table combination with varying wooden leg supports image © designboom

‘composizioni’ is a exploration of the home, providing new visions for the domestic landscape. the assemblages of diverse furniture objects through the use of joint runners offer an abstract, sculptural aesthetic while still remaining functional.

martino gamper: composizioni at nilufar gallery bookshelf installation image © designboom

martino gamper: composizioni at nilufar gallery image © designboom

martino gamper: composizioni at nilufar gallery a deconstructed light in combination with a salvaged table image © designboom

martino gamper: composizioni at nilufar gallery up close of the joint runner image © designboom

martino gamper: composizioni at nilufar gallery alternative view image © designboom

martino gamper: composizioni at nilufar gallery bookshelf and lamp combination image © designboom

martino gamper: composizioni at nilufar gallery a lamp is combined with a shelf which is assembled on a table… image © designboom

martino gamper: composizioni at nilufar gallery martino gamper demonstrating the use of the joint runner image © designboom

martino gamper: composizioni at nilufar gallery detail of a joint runner image © designboom

martino gamper: composizioni at nilufar gallery furniture assemblage image © designboom

martino gamper: composizioni at nilufar gallery wall-mounted bookshelf and light combination image © designboom

martino gamper: composizioni at nilufar gallery the assemblages provide an abstract sculptural aesthetic image © designbooom