In order to bring you the best possible user experience, this site uses Javascript. If you are seeing this message, it is likely that the Javascript option in your browser is disabled. For optimal viewing of this site, please ensure that Javascript is enabled for your browser.
visitgreece.blog.gr

Martino Gamper 100 chairs in 100 days


Pay a visit to Martino Gamper’s exhibition 100 chairs in 100 days. A Platonic interpretation hosted at Benaki Museum (Peiraios street Building) until July 28, 2013.

The Italian designer Martino Gamper constructed 100 unique chairs in 100 days using old discarded chairs. The reason why the designer chose to work with humble materials is because every object has a story to tell. The hybrid morphology of Gamper’s chairs holds fascinating geographic, historical and sociological elements.

The Athens installation invites the viewer to ponder on Gamper’s conclusion ‘the perfect chair does not exist’ by direct reference to Plato’s Theory of Forms.

Plato writes in the Republic ‘the craftsman produces by fixing his eyes on the abstract form (or idea) ... yet no craftsman can create the abstract form itself. How could he?’ (596b6-10).

For more info: www.benaki.gr

Martino Gamper 100 chairs in 100 days

06/06/2013 - 28/07/2013
Location: ATTICAATTICAATHENS (ATHINA)

Hours - Comments
Dates: 06/06/2013 – 28/07/2013 Place: Athens. Venue: Benaki Museum (Peiraios Street Building), 138, Peiraios St & Andronikou St. Op. H.: Thursday, Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00 Friday, Saturday: 10:00 – 22:00


explore Greece by region

Visitgreece.gr is the official tourism web site for Greece, run by the Greek National Tourism Organisation, where you'll find information on the main tourist destinations, such as cities, beaches, as well as activities, events and much more!

All content included on this site consists intellectual property of GNTO and you are not allowed to reproduce the whole or part of this work in any way without the written permission of GNTO. 
For information please contact: webmaster@gnto.gr    All Rights Reserved. GNTO © 2014.