Wares Chair by William Stone
the james fuentes llc gallery in new york is hosting the project ‘wares’ by william stone. the artist plays with the creation of his chairs: by combining parts, switching elements, mixing different models, he explores issues on functionality and art.
march 3th – march 31th, 09
Via william stone: wares, modified furniture
Through Viennese Gallery Walking Chair I got acquainted with Martino Gamper first.
Martino Camper here as a Chef in one of his recent ventures
Italian born Martino Gamper is an artist and chair maker. He studied in Vienna and is located in East London.
Martino Gamper, Best Chair Alchemist
He is a real Chair-O-Holic who doesn’t only collect photos of chairs like me, but also collects real chairs and then does something with his collection.
With his project 100 chairs in 100 days in 100 ways he produced one chair per day giving old chairs he had collected a new twist.
Here are some photos I was able to collect from the Walking Chair exhibition in Vienna:
The Bottom is made from an Ã¢â‚¬ËœArnold CircusÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Stool. The Arnold Circus stool was designed by Gamper in 2006 for The Friends of Arnold Circus, a regeneration project in Shoreditch, East London.
This one bears some distant resemblance with Joseph Hoffman’s Sits Machine. Aptly shown in Vienna.
Martino Gamper at the Walking Chair Gallery in 2006
My first encounter with Martino Gamper was through the announcement of the opening of the Walking Char Gallery in Vienna in september 2006.
Walking Chair Gallery in Vienna: Entrance
About Walking Chair
Walking Chair is a design Studio with a Gallery and a web shop, Walking Things. Their studio is located in what used to be a classic high ceiling Viennese cafÃƒÂ©, which later was converted into a motor garage. Meeting six years ago while working as freelance designers for the Lomographic Society on a new type of handset, the Swiss born, Basel trained, typeface, typographic, filmmaker and communication designer Fidel Peugeot joined forces with the Italian, Vienna trained, mechanical engineer turned product designer Karl Emilio Pircher.
Walking Chair Designs:
I found two chair related designs by Walking Chair:
Their Monte Bello Sofa
Their Banja Luka Chair
They featured Martino Camper’s 100 chairs project from September 28, 2006 – December 24, 2006 in their Walking Chair Gallery.
I was in Vienna in that period, but alas missed this opportunity lacking time and knowledge (I hadn’t started this Blog yet).
See my next posts.