Martino Gamper Brilliantly Reinterprets Classic Carlo Mollino Chairs
Martino Gamper is surely the king of chair recycling with innovative projects such as 100 Chairs in 100 Days, that recently won a Brit Insurance Design of The Year Award. Last month at the Frieze art fair in London Gamper displayed his latest adventure in chair recycling, this time teaming up with the celebrated Italian architect Carlo Mollino, albeit posthumously....click through to find out how.In a similar project to last year's 'If Gio Only Knew' at Design Basel, where Gamper reprocessed a series of furniture from 1960 by Gio Ponti, at Frieze Gamper showed 16 furniture sculptures at gallery Salon 94 made from classic chairs by Carlo Mollino that were produced in 1959 for the Lutrario ballroom in Turin.
We're not sure if the Mollino chairs were being replaced in a refurbishment project or if they had already been discarded, but we just love that they've been rescued and turned into a witty homage to modernist design by Gamper. The inventiveness with which he has reused the various parts of the chair to construct new forms is just amazing. What a great example of seriously classy recycled design.