Martino Gamper

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.

“I don’t see myself as a designer who wants to create a utopia in this way. I see design as changing things on a smaller scale: it’s about inspiring people, and that’s a very important and powerful thing as well, which changes the world without having to claim it.”

- Martino Gamper, ICON Magazine, 2015