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100 Chairs Collection by Martino Gamper, Nilufar

Nina Yashar is honored that Nilufar’s 100 Chairs collection by Martino Gamper is now on display in one of Japan’s leading museums. The project was organized by Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary...
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Nina Yashar is honored that Nilufar‘s 100 Chairs collection by Martino Gamper is now on display in one of Japan’s leading museums. The project was organized by Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art and supported by SHISEIDO CO., LTDNina Yashar and Martino Gamper‘s close professional relationship began with the “If Gio Only Knew” design performance at Design Miami/Basel in 2007, where Gamper memorably cut up and then reassembled original Gio Ponti furniture creating new incredible and unique pieces. Their collaboration still continues with crossovers between traditional and innovative design.

Martino Gamper known for his crossovers between fine art and design, came to major acclaim with 100 Chairs in 100 Days (2007), for which he culled disused chairs from London alleyways and friends’ homes and reassembled them one per day into poetic, often humorous forms. Drawing upon the history of furniture yet altogether unique and original improvisations, he has toured 99 chairs around the globe, always creating another 100th chair in each new location. So for this exhibition, he will create a yet-unveiled 100th chair from a find here in Marugame. Working within self-imposed parametres — found materials, structures, designs and a single day — Gamper‘s 100 chairs showcase his wit and experiments in transforming limitations into elements of possibility.

Credits: Keizo Kioku – © 2015 Nilufar, All rights reserved

The 100 Chairs in 100 Days project was presented for the first time in London (2007) and was then exhibited in Dusseldorf and Milan (2009), in San Francisco and Site Le Corbusier de Firminy (2010) and in Athens (2013).
Now the project will run until 23 September at Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art.

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