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100 Chairs in 100 Days by Martino Gamper

— March 15, 2008 — Art & Design
Designer Martino Gamper, who was born in Italy and studied sculpture and product design in Vienna, is one of seven finalists in the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year contest. The art project which resulted in his nomination under the furniture category, is called "100 Chairs in 100 Days."

Just as one might guess from the title, Gamper designed 100 chairs over a 100 day period, each piece unique, and most bordering on extremely bizarre. He deconstructed hundreds of chairs and seats and then put them back together in very different ways, creating a collection of very offbeat, one-of-a-kind designs. He even harvested a seat off a bicycle for a very bizarre piece, featured in the gallery.

On January 25, 2008, he released a book titled after the project. Some of his chairs are featured in this gallery; the rest can be seen in Martino Gamper's portfolio.
Trend Themes
1. Unique Chair Designs - Opportunity for designers and furniture companies to create unconventional and one-of-a-kind chair designs.
2. Artistic Deconstruction - Opportunity for artists and creators to deconstruct and repurpose everyday objects in unique and unconventional ways.
3. Experimental Furniture - Opportunity for designers to push the boundaries of traditional furniture design and create experimental and innovative pieces.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Manufacturers can explore new possibilities by incorporating unique and unconventional design elements into their furniture products.
2. Art and Design - Artists and designers can find inspiration in deconstructing and reimagining everyday objects to create thought-provoking and unique art pieces.
3. Publishing - Publishers can tap into the demand for books and publications that showcase and document the process of creating unconventional and artistic furniture designs.
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