Martino Gamper


2000 Royal College of Art

Solo Exhibitions

2023 Blunk Space, California
  Haus der Kunst, Munich
  Anton Kern Gallery, New York
2019 ‘Hookaloti’, Michael Lett, Auckland
2017 ‘Tabula Rasa’, Museo del Risorgimento, Torino
  ‘Round & Square’, Brompton Design District
  ‘Middle Chair’, Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, Glasgow
  ‘100 Chairs in 100 Days’, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington
  ‘Screenshot: Martino Gamper and Brigitte Niedermair’, One Poultry, London (Project for Dedar)
2016 ‘100 Chairs in 100 Days’, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne
  Anton Kern Gallery, New York (with Francis Upritchard)
2015 ‘100 Chairs in 100 Days’, The MIMOCA Foundation, Marugame
2014 ‘In a State of Repair’, La Rinascente, Milan (with Serpentine Gallery, London)
  ‘Chair Lift’, Showroom Moroso, Milan (with Peter McDonald)
  ‘Martino Gamper: design is a state of mind’, Touring exhibition, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (2014); Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin (2015); Museion, Bolzano (2015)
2013 ‘Tu casa, mi casa’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
  ‘100 Chairs in 100 Days’, Benaki Museum, Athens
2011 ‘Condominium’, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin
2009 ‘U.F.O Art & Design’, NRW Forum, Dusseldorf
2008 ‘Total Trattoria’, Aram Gallery, London
  ‘Receiving’, Wright, Chicago
2007 ‘Confronting the Chair’, Design Museum, London
2006 ‘Chairs for Walking-Chair’, Walking Chair Gallery, Vienna

Group Exhibitions

2023 ‘11:11’, Staffordshire St Gallery, London
2022 ‘Counter Views’, Chesa Da Pravenda, St Moritz
  ‘DG@M (Design @ Museum)’, Gewerbemuseum , Winterthur
2020 ‘Blue Jeans & Brown Clay’, Kate Macgarry, London
  Lévy Gorvy x Salon 94 Design, Miami
  ‘Under/Over w/ Plant Paper’, Marta, Los Angeles
  ‘Old Technology’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
2019 ‘SQUAT Los Angeles’, 830 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles (Curated by Nilfular Gallery, Milan)
  ‘Legacy’, V&A Musuem, London
  ‘Masters of Disguise’, Seeds, London
  ‘Chairs Beyond Right and Wrong’, R & Company , New York
  ‘Social Seating’, Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale
  ‘New Glass Now’, Corning Museum of Glass, New York
  ‘An Accelerated Culture’, Friedman Benda, New York
  ‘Broken nature: design takes on human survival’, XXII Triennale di Milano, Milan
2018 ‘Giles Round: The Director’, Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield
  ‘Painting and Resting’, Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  ‘Take Me (I'm yours)’, The French Academy at Villa Medici
  ‘Design After Darwin: Adapted to Adaptability’, Palazzo Morosini, San Marco
  ‘U-Joints’, Plusdesign Gallery, Milan
  ‘Joints’, Spazio Maiocchi, Milan
  ‘Designers select designers - Aram gallery 15th anniversary show’, Aram Gallery, London
  ‘Open House’, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
2017 KvalitáÅ™ Gallery, Prague
2016 ‘16a Quadriennale D’Arte’, Palazzo delle Esposizioni , Rome
  ‘Below Stairs’, Sir John Soane's Museum, London
  ‘Below Stairs’, Sir John Soane's Museum, London
2015 ‘Transformers’, MAXXI, Rome
  ‘British Art Show 8’, Touring exhibition, Leeds Art Gallery (2015 - 2016), Edinburgh (2016), Norwich (2016), Southampton (2016 - 2017)
2014 ‘House Party with Dzek’, Kate Macgarry, London
  ‘On the Devolution of Culture’, 83 Page Street, London
  ‘Edge of the Seat: The Artist’, Large Glass, London
  ‘Period Room’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2013 ‘Monacopolis’, Nouveau Musèe National de Monaco
  ‘Jason Dodge/ Martino Gamper’, American Academy, Rome
  ‘ICA Off-Site: A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s to Now’, ICA, The Old Selfridges Hotel, London
2012 ‘Metamorphosis: le collezioni Moroso fra design e arti visive’, Casa Cavazzini, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Udine, Udine
  ‘A drawing while waiting for an idea’, Large Glass, London
  ‘Synesthesia’, M+B, Los Angeles
  ‘Bauhaus Live’, Aram Gallery, London
  ‘Scott Burton’, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome
  ‘Glow Rod Tanning with..’, Gio Marconi, Milan (with Kerstin Bratsch)
  ‘Material’, Salon 94 Freemans, New York
  ‘D'Apres Giorgio’, Casa Museo Giorgio de Chirico, Rome
  ‘Visionäre Sammlung Vol. 18: Das Haus Des Künstlers’, Haus Konstruktiv Stiftung für konstruktive und konkrete Kunst, Zurich
  ‘Le Sentiment des Choses/ The Feeling of Thing’, Le Plateau, Paris
  ‘Bench Years’, V&A Musuem, London (London Design Festival commission)
2011 ‘The Feeling of Things’, FRAC, Ile - de - France Le Plateau, Paris
  ‘Totem and Taboo’, Quartier21, Vienna
  ‘Gesamtkunstandwerk’, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
  ‘Overlap; An Exhibition About Art and Design’, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
  ‘Stealing the Senses’, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Zealand
  ‘Reason Design Emotion’, Beijing International Design Triennial, Beijing
  ‘KnowHow’, Campbell Works, London
  ‘New Olds’, Design Museum, Holen
  ‘MetaDomestic’, Landesgalerie, Linz
  ‘Atomi’, Nilufar Gallery, Salone del Mobile, Milan
  ‘Glass Scene’, Villa Noailles, Hyres
2010 ‘SI- Sindrome Italiana’, Magasin Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble
  ‘21x21. 21 artisti per il 21∞ secolo’, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l'Arte, Torino
  ‘Rare Furniture and Design’
  ‘Get It Louder, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou’, British Council, London
  ‘Book Show’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
  ‘100 Chairs en 100 Jours de 100 Mani’, Englise Saint-Pierre, Site Le Corbusier de Firminy (1)
  ‘Keep Your Seat’, GAMeC, Turin
  ‘Premio MOROSO per l;"GC.AC Galleria Comunale D'Arte Contemporanea Di Monfalcone, Monfalcone’, GC.AC Galleria Comunale D'Arte Contemporanea Di Monfalcone, Monfalcone
  ‘Totem and Taboo’, Sant, Milan (1)
  ‘Design By Performance’, Z33, Hasselt
2009 ‘Ciao Milano!’, Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
  ‘2nd Triennial of Contemporary Art, Fashion and Design’, Hasselt Triennial, Hasselt
  ‘Feierabend: Francis Upritchard, Martino Gamper, Karl Fritsch’, Kate Macgarry, London
  ‘Super Contemporary’, Design Museum, London
  ‘Boule to Braid’, Lisson Gallery, London (Curated by Richard Wentworth)
  ‘Gio Ponti Translated’, Nilufar Gallery, Milan
  ‘Sitting and Seating’, Nilufar Gallery, Milan
  ‘Stanze e Camere + 100 Chairs in 100 Days’, Triennale Design Museum, Milan
  ‘Chair Arch’, V&A Musuem, London
2008 ‘Nowhere/Now/Here’, Laboral, Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
  ‘Undiszipliniert / Undisciplined’, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
  ‘Manifesta 7’, Manifesta 7 Bolzano, Bolzano
  ‘The Flight of the Dodo’, Project Art Gallery, Dublin
  ‘Prototypes & Experiments’, Aram Gallery, London
  ‘Designer of the Year’, Design Museum, London (Winner of furniture category)
  ‘Mollino-Gamper’, Frieze Art Fair, London (With Salon 94)
  ‘Wouldn't It Be Nice’, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich
  ‘Salone del Mobile’, Nilufar Gallery, Milan
  ‘Wouldn't It Be Nice’, Somerset House, London
2007 ‘Wouldn't It Be Nice’, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva
  ‘A 100 chairs in 100 Days’, 5 Cromwell Place, London (1)
  ‘If Gio Only Knew’, Design Miami/ Basel, Basel (design performance)
  ‘Cose’, Galleria Prisma, Bolzano
  ‘Getting it Louder’, Guangzhou, China (British Council traveling exhibition)
  ‘Gio Ponti Translate by Martino Gamper’, Nilufar Gallery, Milan
2006 ‘Miss-Fit’, Freiraum Museumsquartier, Vienna
  ‘Talents’, Ambiente Messe, Frankfurt
  ‘No Entry’, Chain, Chain, Chain Gallery, London (with Ron Arad)
  ‘Seequence’, Chain, Chain, Chain Gallery, London
  ‘Tigenes’, National Gallery, Oslo
2005 ‘Book Corner at Frieze Lounge exhibition design’, Frieze Art Fair, London
  ‘Britain Loves Fashion’, Chongqing, China (British Council traveling exhibition)
  Zoo Art Fair, London (in collaboration with M+R Gallery)
1990 ‘Martino, Rainer, Maki & Kajsa say: Guten Apetitt’, Design Mai, Berlin


2020 ‘Tutti Frutti’, Atelier Luma, Arles
2017 ‘Elevator’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
2014 Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art
2011 ‘Café Charlottenborg’, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

Curatorial Projects

2016 ‘No Ordinary Love - Martino Gamper with Friends’, SEE••DS, London (A show curated by Martino Gamper in collaboration with Actant Visuelle )


2020 ‘Prada Hideaway’, Harrods, London (A site-specific pop up for Prada at Harrods)
2019 ‘London Design Festival’, Coal Drops Yard, London
  Valextra Flagship Store, Beijing
2018 ‘Showroom table’, Valextra Venice
  AlpiNN restaurant, Museum for Mountain Photography, Ski Resort Kronplatz



2023 martino gamper‘s sitzung chairs turn haus der kunst museum into a playful social space, designboom, 18/08/2023
  Rosa Bertoli: Play with Martino Gamper chairs at Munich‘s Haus der Kunst, Wallpaper, 07/08/2023
  Almas Sadique: ‘Martino Gamper hooks his audience with a throng of humorous pegs and vases’, Stir Pad, 05/08/2023
  Daniel Culpan: ‘Martino Gamper and the art of sitting’, Art Basel, 24/07/2023
2016 Egan, Maura: ‘At Home With Martino Gamper, Who Gives Unwanted Objects New Life as Furniture’, T Magazine, 11/02/2016
2014 Sansom, Anna: ‘Between Two Chairs’, 03/2014
  Vinson, Nick: ‘The Report: Home Sweet Home’, 07/01/2014
  Houseley, Laura: ‘Arts and Crafts, conflict and comfort’, 2014
2013 ‘Yo Me Lo Creo’, 06/2013
  Cashdan, Marina: ‘Project Space’, 03/05/2013
  Bärnthaler, Thomas: ‘Das Kriegen Sie Allein Hin’, 22/03/2013
  ‘Full Immersion’, 02/2013
  Wesle, Andreas: ‘The Great Mistake’, 02/2013
  Rebernjak, Rujana: ‘Martino Gamper: Hands with Glass’, 2013
2012 ‘Martino Gamper and Francis Upritchard’, 12/2012
  McGuirk, Justin: ‘Martino Gamper’, 07/2012
  Gopnik, Blake: ‘Your Home Will Look Like This’, 18/06/2012
  ‘Designers It List’, 04/2012
2011 Antonelli, Paola: ‘Apres moi, le deluge’, 12/2011
  Rawsthorn, Alice: ‘Culture’, 08/08/2011
  Coles, Alex: ‘Features - Designer interview: Martino Gamper’, 07/2011
  Gamper, Martino & Upritchard, Francis: ‘A Conversation Between Martino Gamper & Francis Upritchard’, 2011
  ‘Design For the Future’, 2011
  Parrish, Patrick: ‘Martino Gamper’, 2011
2010 King, Emily: ‘Come Together’, 10/2010
  ‘Le Aventure Di Una Sedia’, 04/2010
  Roux, Caroline: ‘A Polygot Design Whiz’, 2010
2009 ‘Martino Gamper puts 5 questions to Francis Upritchard’, 10/2009
  King, Emily: ‘The Perfect Misfit’, 03/2009
2008 ‘I am Still Alive’, 2008

Exhibition Reviews

2019 Pownall, Augusta: ‘Martino Gamper creates false facade for miniature Disco Carbona’, Dezeen, 20/09/2019
  Wong, Henry: ‘How Martino Gamper brought an “ironic” disco to Coal Drops Yard’, Design Week, 17/09/2019
2016 Bertoli, Rosa: ‘Martino Gamper and friends collaborate on ceramics that are anything but ordinary’, Wallpaper*, 30/09/2016


2024 AS IF Special Edition by Martino Gamper, Spector Books, Leipzig
2023 Strata – Italian Art since 2000 – The Words of the Artists, Les presses du réel & Lenz Press
2016 Colin, Anna & Lee, Lydia: The British Art Show 8, 'Andreas Büttner, Nicolas Deshayes, Martino Gamper, Ryan Gander, Charlotte Prodger in conversation with François Quintin, Hayward Publishing, London
2012 Martino Gamper: 100 Chairs in 100 Days and its 100 Ways, Dent-De-Leone, London
2009 Piccolo Volume 2, Dent-De-Leone, London
  Trattoria Handbook, Dent-De-Leone, London
2004 and corners, Dent-De-Leone, London