This year’s London Design Festival will feature a number of eye-catching installations at the V&A and beyond. See our pick here

Published in News
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:38

Reinventing the chair: Martino Gamper interview

Furniture designer Martino Gamper talks to design critic Alice Rawsthorn about his creative practice across exhibition design, interiors and designing mass-produced products for major furniture brands.

Published in Features
Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:00

Martino Gamper

It's been a hectic year for the Italian designer. A solo show in Glasgow, new pieces for major brands and curatorial endeavours in London and Milan have revealed him to be not just one of the design world's most prolific operators, but also one of its most original thinkers

Published in Features
Monday, 15 December 2014 12:44

The 2014 Icon Awards party

Jay Osgerby, Martino Gamper and Study O Portable were among the designers who attended the awards ceremony on 4 December. Here is a selection of photos from the night

Published in GALLERY
Friday, 05 December 2014 02:00

Icon Awards 2014: The winners

This year's awards ceremony took place last night in London. You can read the full list of winners here

Published in News
Friday, 05 December 2014 00:00

Icon 139: Awards

Our January issue, available now, features profiles of all 11 of the 2014 Icon Awards winners and information about the runners-up

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Metahaven won the category last year. Which of the shortlisted studios do you think will take the title this time? 

Published in News
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:10

Icon Awards 2014: shortlist revealed

The judges have announced the nominees for this year's awards. Click here for the full list and details of the awards ceremony on 4 December

Published in News
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 09:46

Super Stimuli at Ace Hotel Shoreditch

A takeover at London's Ace Hotel shuns showing design on a pedestal and makes it part of the furniture instead

Published in News
Monday, 28 July 2014 01:00

Martino Gamper: In a State of Repair

The London-based Italian designer curated an exhibition featuring the people and processes that step in when design goes wrong

Published in News
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 11:34

Milan Furniture Fair Continued

Some more collections from this years Milan Furniture Fair.

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 11:03

Milan Furniture Fair: Five Chairs

E15, Offect, Källemo, Branca and Magis - the five chairs.

Published in News
Thursday, 17 December 2009 20:10

Enzo Mari

Design's angry lion sets the world to rights.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 27 May 2009 08:14

Martino Gamper

Martino Gamper has made three chairs for Conran design store, using his trademark method of re-assembling existing furniture parts.
Monday, 23 February 2009 14:13

Raw-Edges design studio

“Sometimes I wish we could just exhibit this, with the amount of time it takes us,” says Yael Mer, one half of the London-based design studio.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008 10:31

Christmas crackers

Christmas cards don't often stray beyond the boundaries of chintz. Even at their best they have a pitifully short life until they end up in the bin in the New Year. Here are some playful creations that we felt deserved a bit more recognition.
Published in NEWS
Thursday, 30 October 2008 09:11


In Basel for the annual Design Miami collectors’ fair in June, veteran designer Alessandro Mendini got more than he bargained for when he opened the Sensory Deprivation Skull, the foam and polyester sofa by Atelier van Lieshout.

Published in ICON 062 | August 2008
Thursday, 09 October 2008 21:44

Martino Gamper’s Total Trattoria

Raw squid and mackerel stew were on the menu at Martino Gamper’s Total Trattoria dinner in the Aram Gallery in March.
Published in ICON 059 | May 2008
A car cover by Bless, a mutated cabinet by Martino Gamper and a new film by Superflex are all part of the Wouldn’t It Be Nice exhibition at Somerset House, which opened with a champagne-fuelled event last night.
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Seventy-five chairs into his grand project to design 100 in 100 days, Gamper talked to icon about the constraints of his creative process and the idea of the post-industrial chair.

Published in ICON 045 | March 2007
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