13 May 2010 - 10:16 am

After spending 2 years collecting discarded chairs from friends and the streets of London, designer Martino Gamper spent 100 days creating 100 new chair designs. “My intention is to investigate the potential for creating useful new designs by blending together stylistic or structural elements of existing chair types.”

I have always been fascinated in deconstruction and reconfiguration, a process that allows the mind to travel outside the constraints of conformity. Some of his designs are a bit out of whack but many achieve a beautiful unexpected harmony. I love the Sonet Butterfly (shown above to the right).

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