Guest Review by Ms. Katherine Wilkinson
100 Chairs in 100 Days: Martino Gamper
Shown at: RMIT Design Hub Gallery – Melbourne Inner City
The genesis of this exhibition was a project instigated by London-based Martino Gamper. Collecting discarded and unused chairs he reassembled one chair per day for 100 days. The result is a cacophony of intriguing, beautiful, alarming and poetic objects that comment on the many ideas and roles of the ‘chair’. Individually and collectively they draw us into his creative response to the discipline and limitations of the project. It highlights Gamper’s ingenuity in recycling of materials, shapes and purposes.
Gamper fabricated a new 100th chair in a single day for the Melbourne installation with only found materials and led RMIT students and local designers in a ‘transforming limitations into possibilities’ workshop.
Exhibition closes on April 9th 2016
The collection is on loan from Nina Yashar, Nilufar Gallery. The Melbourne presentation is curated by Fleur Watson and is part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program Project Series.
See more at: http://designhub.rmit.edu.au/exhibitions-programs/-100-chairs-in-100-days-martino-gamper