Martino Gamper

Born in 1971, he is an Italian designer and artist currently living in London. He was a student of Michelangelo Pistoletto at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and obtained a master’s degree from the Royal College of Art of London in 2000. Gamper, who is working on a number of interior design projects, rose to international fame for “100 Chairs in 100 Days”, a collection of unused chairs which were redesigned in a number of different combinations, presented in London in 2007 and exhibited at the Triennale in Milan and at the YBCA in San Francisco, which earned him the “Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Furniture Award” in 2008. A number of exhibitions worldwide are dedicated to his works, “Wouldn’t it be Nice… Wishful Thinking in Art & Design” at the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva in 2007, “Bench Years” at the V&A Museum in London in 2012, “Tu casa, mi casa” at the Modern Institute in Glasgow in 2013 and “Design is a state of mind” at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London in 2014.