Martino Gamper (b. 1971, Merano, Italy) lives and works in London. Starting as an apprentice with 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 from 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. In 2007 He famously created '100 Chairs in 100 Days' by reworking furniture that had been dumped on the streets, which resulted in a beautifully mismatched family of objects.
Les Ateliers Courbet presents the creative dialogue and collaborations between Gamper and European crystal Manufactures, Lobmeyr of Austria and J. Hill's Standards of Ireland. The Italian designer articulates his interest for the traditional techniques of crystal and glass with the Neo collection for Lobmeyr and the Cuttings collection for J.Hill's Standards. The two sets of glasses reflect the scope of techniques involved in an elegant and artistic way.
Moroso Award for Contemporary Art, 2011
Wallpaper* Award for Best Use of Colour, 2011
Wallpaper* Award for Best Alchemist, 2008
Brit Insurance Designs of the Year, Winner of Furniture Award for ‘100 Chairs in 100 Days’, 2008