Martino Gamper in conversation with art critic and writer Alice Rawsthorn


Martino Gamper was experimenting with immersive art and dining long before the concept became mainstream. Listen to how the colliding of art and food, art and experience, art and shared moments has shaped the career of this diverse designer best known for exploring ‘the chair’.

Martino Gamper’s practice spans design and art venues.  Gamper has presented his works and projects internationally, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, V&A Museum, London, MIMOCA, Marugame, Japan, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, Museo del Risorgimento, Torino, Italy, The Modern Institute and the London Design Festival commission.

If you are on the go or short of time, we have edited a few highlights for to whet your appetite for the longer form podcast.  Each clip is around 30 seconds long and are a good way to get a flavour of the discussion.

Multi disciplinary designer Martino Gamper explains how being asked to leave high school allowed him to find his passion, and innate talent, as a maker and designer.

Ever eaten at a pop up restaurant?  International designer Martino Gamper pioneered experimental food events in London during the early 90s.  In his mind food cannot be separated from the design journey, a true Italian.

Famous for his furniture in particular his chairs international designer Martino Gamper is adamant that 'the plinth' is not neutral, it is a statement that adds to the piece.

Pull up a Gamper inspired chair and listen to the full talk recorded at Sir John Soane's Museum in front of an intimate audience in the candle lit dining room. Running time approx 45 mins or explore the other talks in the series.


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