Postmundus Chair by Martino Gamper – The Carpet Beater Chair


Postmundus Chair

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.

One of the series 100 chairs in 100 days

One of the series 100 chairs in 100 days


Gamper Martino, from his series 100 chairs in 100 days.

Vigna Chair by Martino Gamper Nominated for 2011

Vigna by Martino Gamper

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?

Chair Installation for London Design Festival by Martino Camper

Chair Arch by Martino Gamper
Chair Arch by Martino Gamper

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

Via Mocoloco

If only Gio Knew – Martino Gamper

If Only Gio Knew by Martino Gamper

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.

Via DesignBoom


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