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).
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|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|