(Merano, Italy, 1971)
Martino Gamper lives and works in London. He began as an apprentice in a furniture factory in Merano, and studied sculpture under Michelangelo Pistoletto at the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien. In 2000 he completed a master’s degree at the Royal College of Art in London with Ron Arad. Working between design and art, Gamper is involved in a variety of projects ranging from exhibition design to interior design, from specific commissions to the design of products for the international furniture industry. His works and projects are exhibited in museums around the world, and have been shown in many exhibitions including “Below Stairs” at the Sir John Soane Museum in London (2016), “100 Chairs in 100 Days” at the MIMOCA in Marugame, Japan (2015), “design is a state of mind” at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London (2014), and “Period Room” at the Palais De Tokyo in Paris (2014). He received the MOROSO Award for Contemporary Art in 2011, and the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Furniture Award in 2008 for his “100 Chairs in 100 days” project.