Martino Gamper - 100 chairs for 100 days
Furniture designer Martino Gamper says, "There is no perfect chair." Ten years ago, the London-based, Italian-born designer initiated his project 100 Chairs in 100 Days, making a new chair a day for 100 days by collaging together bits of chairs that he found discarded on the street or in friends' homes. The resulting project has been shown in England, Italy, the US, Japan, France and Australia, and is now on show at the City Gallery Wellington. Gamper's 100th chair has been made in New Zealand especially for this exhibition. Gamper also creates collaborative exhibitions with jeweller Karl Fritsch and New Zealand ex-pat artist Francis Upritchard - his wife - under the name Gesamtkunshandwerk. In 2014, he curated Design is a State of Mind for London's Serpentine Sackler Gallery.