Renowned for his cross-disciplinary and culturally responsive approach to design, London-based Martino Gamper came to major acclaim with 100 Chairs in 100 Days. In this project Gamper collected disused chairs from alleyways and friends’ homes and reassembled them — one per day — into poetic and often humorous forms.
Shown in Australia for the first time, 100 Chairs in 100 Days was an experiment in transforming limitations into possibilities. For RMIT Design Hub Gallery, Gamper created a new version of the 100th chair, fabricated within a single day and only using found materials, structures and designs. The exhibition incorporated a workshop or ‘ideas exchange’ where Gamper discussed his process-driven practice with local invited designers.
A project by Martino Gamper
Collection loaned by Nina Yashar - Nilufar Gallery
Graphic Design: Åbäke
Curated for RMIT Design Hub Gallery by Fleur Watson
Part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program Project Series.
100 Chairs in 100 Days installation view, images courtesy of Tobias Titz