Martino Gamper is an Italian designer/artist based in London. Gamper’s practice is wide-ranging and includes exhibition and interior design, one-off commissions and the design of mass-produced products for the international furniture industry.
Gamper has an abiding interest in the social aspects of furniture design. In particular, he has a love of corners and is interested in underused spaces and unwanted objects. Reworking furniture that has been dumped on the streets he creates a mismatched family of objects, some of which are beautiful and some pathetic.
Gamper’s work has been shown at the Design Museum, V&A, Hayward Gallery, Wellcome Trust, Frieze Art Fair and Royal College of Art in London and further afield at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, Yerba Buena Centre in San Francisco, the American Academy in Rome and the Benaki Museum in Athens.
Gamper’s interest in social interaction and playful use of materials was ideal for the creation of the Archive of Ideas for Hengrove.