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Martino Gamper’s ‘Untitled’ book shop display from 2010’s Book Show has been positioned next to the ‘trade entrance’, with the full range of Eastside Projetcs publication on offer. Martino has also designed a new laser cut powder-coated steel ‘concession’ window for the Open Shop and will develop a new shelving product for during Trade Show.
Martino’s practice engages in a variety of projects from exhibition design, interior design, specialist of one-off commission and the design of mass-produced products for the cutting edge of the international furniture industry.
Martino has an abiding interest in the social aspects of furniture design. In particular, he has a love of corners and the multiple emotions provoked by the single right-angled boundary.
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, and product design in Vienna under Matteo Thun. He completed a Masters in 2000 from Royal College of Art, London, where he studied under Ron Arad. Gamper has presented his works and projects internationally, and his exhibitions and commissions include: ‘Tu casa, mi casa’, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2013); ‘Jason Dodge/ Martino Gamper’, American Academy In Rome, Rome (2013); ‘Bench Years’, London Design Festival commission, V&A Museum, London (2012); ‘Condominium’, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino (2011); ʻGesamtkunsthandwerk’ (Karl Fritsch, Martino Gamper and Francis Upritchard), Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth – New Zealand (2011); Project for Café Charlottenborg, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2011); ‘Stanze e camere +100 chairs in 100 days. Martino Gamperʼ, Triennale Design Museum, Milan (2009).