Martino Gamper: 100 Chairs in 100 Days and Its 100 Ways

Martino Gamper: 100 Chairs in 100 Days and Its 100 Ways

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"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 creates his new chairs from elements of existing ones. By deconstructing the chair he gains 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.

 

A recalled dialogue from some time ago:

Martino: I will make 100 chairs

Åbäke: What, the same one 100 times?

M: No, they will be different. They'll be actual size 3D sketching, somehow, you know, instead of drawing on a piece of paper.

Å: Sounds great. Do it in 100 days then.