100 Chairs in 100 Days
Maybe one should believe Martino Gamper when he says ‘There is no perfect chair’. The designer has been making a chair a day in a bid to make 100 chairs in 100 days. Using a stock pile of discarded and donated chairs the designer creates new chairs from elements of existing ones. By deconstructing the chair he gains a new insight into its construction and use of materials which informs the creation of the new design. The process is immediate, spontaneous like sketching in three dimensions. I wouldn’t really critique any of the pieces, only because the task is certainly not an easy undertaking…..speaks a lot about the designer’s creative strengths.