Martino Gamper: 100 Chairs in 100 Days and its 100 Ways
Martino Gamper says, '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.' Some ten years ago, the London-based, Italian-born furniture designer initiated his project, 100 Chairs in 100 Days. He made a new chair a day for a hundred days by collaging together bits of chairs that he found discarded on the street or in friends’ homes. Blending found stylistic and structural elements, he generated perverse, poetic, and humorous hybrids. The project combined formal and functional questions with sociological and semiological ones. Or, as Gamper put it: ‘What happens to the status and potential of a plastic garden chair when it is upholstered with luxurious yellow suede?’ The project was all about being creative, but within restrictions—being limited to materials at hand and the time available, with the requirement that each new chair be unique. Gamper's ‘three-dimensional sketchbook’ brought him international recognition. Now in it's 4th edition, this is a modern artbook classic!
Title: 100 Chairs in 100 Days and its 100 Ways (4th edition, 4th size)
Publisher: Dent-de-Leone, 2012
Author: Martino Gamper
Graphic Design: Åbäke
Size: 24 x 14.5 cm, 100 pages