‘Infinity Bench’ by Martino Gamper; photo by Petr Krejci
On the occasion of this year’s edition of the London Design Festival, Italian-born UK-based designer Martino Gamper has teamed up with the American Hardwood Export Council to create this 6-meters-long ‘Infinity Bench’. Composed of multiple slanting panels made of American red oak, soft maple, ash, yellow birch and tulipwood, ‘Infinity Bench’ was inspired by the Italian concept of autoprogettazione (translated as self‐made) and the design was on view at the John Madejski Gardens at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. (more…)
De Sede at this year's Designers' Saturday
In collaboration with the Italian born and London based designer and artist Martino Gamper, known for his impromtu interventions on everyday objects, the Swiss manufacturer De Sede realised ‘Playing with Leather in Space – A Leather Act’ – an exhibition which was presented at this year’s Designers’ Saturday in Langenthal, Switzerland for the first time. With a large range of experimental drafts Martino Gamper fearlessly created variations of noted De Sede classics and presented a successful interplay of high quality craftsmanship and visionary solutions.
Arnold Circus stool by Martino Gamper
This stackable rotation moulded plastic stool by Martino Gamper was designed for East London’s Arnold Circus as the “official” seating for annual events such as circus picnic, concerts and film events. The stool is part of a regeneration project – situated in the heart of Shoreditch, Arnold Circus is built on the rubble of old slums and part of Boundary Estate, one of London’s earliest social housing schemes.
Recently Martino Gamper launched the ‘Arnold Circus Stool’ in a range of new colours. It is available through his website.
'Barbapapa' by Martino Gamper
Once again somebody asked oneself the famous question which produces many opinions but rather few answers:
The NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf questions the differences or similarities of contemporary design-art by presenting works by designers/artists like Ron Arad, Hussein Chalayan, Liam Gillick, Marc Newson, Franz West, to name a few, from 23 May until 5 July. On the occasion of the exhibition the NRW-Forum has opened a blog for the public discussion of the theme: Where does design end and art begin?
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