Thursday, August 18, 2011

I Heart Martino Gamper — Pt. 1

This fall, Franco Noero Gallery in Torino will present the first solo exhibition of designer Martino Gamper, Condominium. The installation is created exclusively for the gallery's narrow, wedge-shaped building — also called the "slice of polenta" — which is 16' wide at one end and 27.5" at the other. Cray cray dimensions for a building.
Franco Noero Gallery front and side views before installation.

To conceptualize Condominium, Gamper moved to Torino for a month to work on found pieces of furniture —  discarded, donated, broken — that reference the middle class interiors of the 50s to the 70s. Disassembling and rebuilding the found items, the designer created new, fully functional, hybridized furniture objects. The arranged pieces transform the gallery, interior and exterior, into a total living space.
Exterior awesomeness.
Interior weirdness.

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