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Confrinting the Chair - Martino Gamper

Martino Gamper in his studio
© Martino Gamper

02 December 2006 – 04 March 2007

'There is no perfect chair' declares the designer Martino Gamper, who has been making a chair a day in a bid to make 100 chairs in 100 days. Using a stock pile of discarded and donated chairs Gamper created his new chairs from elements of existing ones. By deconstructing the chair he gained a new insight into its construction and use of materials which informs the creation of the new design. The process is immediate, spontaneous like sketching in three dimensions. These chairs were displayed in the Design Museum alongside some selected by Gamper from the Design Museum collection.

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