Article Number: 5117
Magazine, English, Staple Binding, 2012, Mono.Kultur

mono.kultur #32: Martino Gamper

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Martino first attracted widespread attention in 2007 with the project 100 Chairs in 100 Days, for which he reworked elements of existing chairs into a collection of charismatic new pieces of furniture. Taking on the ultimate design object of the chair within severe self-imposed constraints in terms of time and material, the results were odd, to put it mildly – at times impractical, at times funny-looking, but always refreshingly unexpected. Martino returned to the idea of remaking several times, most notoriously when he dis- and reassembled furnishings by famed architect and designer Gio Ponti into new pieces, an act of homage that was misinterpreted by some as irreverence.[...] (Englisch)