Martino Gamper

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Martino Gamper (born in Merano in 1971) is an Italian designer based in London who became internationally regarded through his project 100 Chairs in 100 Days. This group of works was exhibited in 2007 in London, the Milan Triennale in 2009[1] and at YBCA in San Francisco in late 2010. It has also been published by Dent-De-Leone as a book, 100 Chairs in 100 Days and its 100 Ways, recently republished as a pocket book.[2] The 100 Chairs project has been described by Gamper as "3D Drawing", and is typical of Gamper's practice in that it shows disregard for the historic design standards of harmony and symmetry. Gamper has stated "There is no perfect chair".[3]

Gamper is married to the sculptor Francis Upritchard.


Gamper has exhibited extensively both in the UK and internationally, including a chair arch of Ercol chairs for the London Design Festival at the V&A[4] in September 2009, the British Council exhibition Get It Louder in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Autoprogettazione Revisited: Easy-to-assemble Furniture at the Architectural Association, London, in October 2009 and Super Contemporary at the Design Museum, London, in October 2009.

Gamper is also a tutor at the Royal College of Art in London.[5]


  • "100 Chairs in 100 Days and its 100 Ways", published by Dent-De-Leone, designed by Åbäke, ISBN 978-0-9557098-1-4
  • "Piccolo Volume II", published by Nilufar & Dent-De-Leone, designed by Åbäke, ISBN 978-0-9561885-1-9


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