Our first commission for Future Perfect, the Archive of Ideas by Martino Gamper, was conceived as a portable display structure on which the developing programme could be regularly showcased to a public largely unengaged with the internet and social media. The brief was drawn up with members of the local community and formed part of the learning process of what to expect from the process of commissioning an artist.
Martino Gamper is an Italian designer/artist based in London. Gamper's practice is wide-ranging and includes exhibition and interior design, one-off commissions and the design of mass-produced products for the international furniture industry.
Gamper has an abiding interest in the social aspects of furniture design. In particular, he has a love of corners and is interested in underused spaces and unwanted objects. Reworking furniture that has been dumped on the streets he creates a mismatched family of objects, some of which are beautiful and some pathetic.