By Martino Gamper for
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.
Gamper Martino, from his series 100 chairs in 100 days.
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?
Martino is at it again!
Wallpaper* magazine commissioned designer Martino Gamper to create a modern-day Chair Arch for the London Design Festival. Using Ercol stacking chairs as his building blocks, Gamper built two overlapping arches in the courtyard of the Victoria & Albert Museum. Chair arches, which are part of a British Victorian tradition, were constructed to commemorate special occasions