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There is no perfect design and there is no uber design”, quips Martino Gamper, the designer from Alto Adige, talking about the exhibition he manages for the Agnelli Foundation in Turin. “The objects talk to us. Some may be more functional than others, but the emotional attachment is subjective”. The exhibition reveals an intimate way of collecting and putting together objects, pieces that have a story to tell. The exhibition (22nd October to 22nd February), organised in collaboration with the Serpentine Galleries

Mostra Martino Gamper
Since the beginning of 2005, Martino Gamper began to accumulate chairs no longer used found in the streets of London, in a friend's house, or received as gifts. After dismantling them, he reassembled the individual components shaping them into new "creatures".

of London and the Muesion of Bolzano, presents libraries and furniture that tell the history of design and their relationship with people from the 30s till today and includes pieces of well-known designers such as Franco Albini, Charlotte Perriand, Gaetano Pesce, Andrea Branzi, Ettore Sottsass… To underline the functional value, Martino has also exhibited a selection from the private collections of his designer friends, showing us how masters of design nurture their imagination, collecting things, strange and usual, even small and unimportant.

Martino Gamper Claudio Salocchi
The furniture designed by the architect Claudio Salocchi, on display from 22nd October to 22nd February, 2015 at the Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli in Turin.
Quote Martino Gamper Exhibition
Martino Gamper
The library of Bruno Mathsson reflects the theory that there are many different approaches to design, which does not have a precise meaning. It is this feature that has made the object in question become one of the protagonists of the 'Design is a state of mind' exhibition.
Michele De Lucchi Montefeltro
Montefeltro is a library designed by Michele de Lucchi. It has an exterior made of oak and a walnut interior, so that the structure is lighter and the ledges and shelves are darker. Although at first glance it appears that the design is wrong, the beauty lies in its "formal disorder", which allows you to arrange books and objects of all shapes and sizes.
Vico Magistretti at Martino Gamper Exhibition
A folding library that, according to the modus operandi of Vico Magistretti, was born from the analysis and interpretation of the constituent elements of types of side panels and shelves. On this basis, the object was taken pragmatically back only its diagonal bracing, also used as a support structure for the shelves, eliminating the sides.
Fulvio Ferrari collection
The collection of Fulvio Ferrari’s Bunsen burners reworks with an artistic eye decades of history using a rollercoaster ride of lower and higher culture, popular and refined.
Collezionismo Martino Gamper
A union of ideas and objects, thoughts and things, concepts and artefacts. Martino Gramper has recreated a Wunderkammer (chamber of wonders) of daily objects where the wonder of rare things alternates with the fun of trash objects.
Michael Anastassiades
Michael Anastassiades’s collection, chosen by Martino Gamper for 'Design is a state of mind' showcases how the masters of design nurture their imagination, collecting things, strange and habitual, and even small and unimportant.
Sebastian Bergne
The ideology that guides the exclusive design of Sebastian Bergne is to make the ordinary extraordinary, elevating objects of normal routine and everyday use into works worthy of being put on display.
Oiva Toikka
Oiva Toikka among the protagonists of the exhibition that has reached the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London. On show, contemporary design, avoiding natural stereotypes in which design is often fossilised: aridity and technological perfectionism, maniacal and exasperated concepts, naivety and snobbery of the unique piece.

There is no perfect design and there is no uber design”, quips Martino Gamper, the designer from Alto Adige, talking about the exhibition he manages for the Agnelli Foundation in Turin. “The objects talk to us. Some may be more functional than others, but the emotional attachment is subjective”. The exhibition reveals an intimate way of collecting and putting together objects, pieces that have a story to tell. The exhibition (22nd October to 22nd February), organised in collaboration with the Serpentine Galleries
of London and the Muesion of Bolzano, presents libraries and furniture that tell the history of design and their relationship with people from the 30s till today and includes pieces of well-known designers such as Franco Albini, Charlotte Perriand, Gaetano Pesce, Andrea Branzi, Ettore Sottsass… To underline the functional value, Martino has also exhibited a selection from the private collections of his designer friends, showing us how masters of design nurture their imagination, collecting things, strange and usual, even small and unimportant.

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The Moodboarders is a glance into the design world, which, in all of its facets, captures the extraordinary even within the routine. It is a measure of the times. It is an antenna sensitive enough to pick-up on budding trends, emerging talents and neglected aesthetics. Instead of essays, we use brief tales to tune into the rhythm of our world. We travelled for a year without stopping, and seeing as the memory of this journey has not faded, we have chosen to edit a printed copy. We eliminated anything episodic, ephemeral or fading, maintaining a variety of articles that flow, without losing the element of surprise, the events caught taking place, and the creations having just bloomed.