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Martino Gamper: Show Case 2014


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Martino Gamper
Show Case 2014
Powder coated laser cut steel
Panel 173 x 1250 x 28 mm
(largest bracket 400 x 400 x 400 mm)
Edition of 33

For this Limited Edition, Martino Gamper has designed a colourful new wall-mounted shelf inspired by Book Show Case which he exhibited in the exhibition design is a state of mind at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. This Limited Edition is characterised, like much of Gamper’s work, by a modular concept where the movable shelving brackets can be reconfigured and displayed differently, encapsulating Gamper’s commitment and passion for finding new ways to engage with and activate furniture design within our everyday lives.

Martino Gamper (b. 1971, Merano, Italy) lives and works in London. Starting his training as an apprentice to a furniture maker in Merano, Gamper went on to study sculpture under Michelangelo Pistoletto at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. He completed a Masters in 2000 at the Royal College of Art, London, where he studied under Ron Arad. Working across design and art venues, Martino Gamper engages in a variety of projects, from exhibition design, interior design, one-off commissions and the design of mass-produced products for the cutting edge of the international furniture industry.

Gamper has presented his works and projects internationally, including selected exhibitions and commissions: ’Tu casa, mi casa’, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2013); ‘Bench Years’, London Design Festival commission, V&A Museum, London (2012) and ‘A 100 chairs in 100 Days’, 5 Cromwell Place, London (2007). Gamper was the recipient of the Moroso Award for Contemporary Art in 2011, and the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year, Furniture Award in 2008 for his project ‘A 100 Chairs in 100 days'.

Photograph © 2014 READS