Martino Gamper

The Arnold Circus Stool - Martino Gamper

£10

The story of a stool, from its origin as a necessary furniture to repopulate a disused park in East London to becoming an ubiquitous sight in international art centres and people's homes in New Zealand or Korea. Martino Gamper's Arnold Circus Stool accompanies its creator and the friends around him on a decade of local going global in colourful fashion.

Martino Gamper lives and works in East 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.

We know Martino through the London-based design collective Åbäke – he co-founded publishing house Dent-De-Leone with Åbäke members Kajsa Ståhl and Maki Suzuki. For us, his work is like walking down a side street in a town in northern Italy, going from one trattoria to another. He contributed to one of our earliest cookbooks, and is world-renowned for his love of ginger.

Ken, Creative Director

Martino Gamper is an Italian designer celebrated for his reinterpretations of antique furniture and everyday objects, and well known for the iconic project 100 Chairs in 100 Days. He is based in east London, where he works across exhibition, interior and product design.

Author / Editor: Martino Gamper & Åbäke With texts by Cornelia Parker, Robin Hatton-Gore, Anna Salaman, Alex Klein, Michael Marriott amongst others. First Published: 2022 First Edition: 3500 copies Pages: 96 Dimensions: Width: 115 mm 
 x Height: 165 mm Format: Soft Language: English

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