By Martino Gamper for Nilufar
I couldn’t help it thinking of a traditional rattan carpet beater or rug beater when I saw this Chair.
It is Martino Gamper’s reinterpretion of the classic Thonet bentwood chair no. 16. He visited the Mundus factory in Croatia to research the techniques used on classic bentwood chairs still in production and returned to his London studio with about 100 elements. These included seats, legs, arms and back rests, which he then reworked it into a new bentwood chair: Postmundus.
I’m just wondering whether the Mundus factory in Croatia is still in function…
Found at Label Magazine and designboom.
Today the Brit Insurance nominations for 2011 were published (their date mentions January 17, though, but there seemed a little error in the publication).
Among the nominations in the furniture devision is this Vigna Chair by Martino Gamper for Magis.
Images © designboom
Inspired or not inspired by the Thonet No 14?
As one of the four designers of the future, at Design Miami/ Art Basel 2008, Martino Gamper presented new work inside the Markthalle Basel. Gamper deconstructed famous works by Gio Ponti to build new furniture from them.
Added October 2009 :
This post is part of the experiment to automate the import of 20 of my prior Charblog | Tumblr tumblrings into this blog via Chairblog | Posterous which initially resulted in 20 posts without a title whereupon I had to edit it manually… Experiment failed:-)
Last edited by gje on October 18, 2009