Martino Gamper: William H. Bronson & Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lectureship in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects


The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
Monday, February 18, 6:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Martino Gamper's practice engages in a variety of projects from exhibition design, interior design, commissions, and mass-produced products for the cutting edge of the international furniture industry. Reworking furniture that has been dumped on the streets, he has created a mismatched family of objects, 100 Chairs in 100 Days. Some are beautiful and some pathetic, but all suggest euphoria inspired by the escape from destiny. Gamper has worked extensively in the public realm, and in collaboration with a number of British and European designers. He is a recipient of the Moroso Award for Contemporary Art (2011) and the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Award, Furniture Category (2008).This lecture is part of AIADO's William H. Bronson and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lecture Series.