100 Chairs In 100 Days

Do you have a favourite object or piece of furniture that tells a personal story? A piece that although less than perfect, partly damaged or simply not in use anymore, you’ve kept for its embedded memories and emotional value? Would you be willing to donate your object to be transformed as part of a design workshop with Martino Gamper?

RMIT Design Hub is appealing to the public for materials that will be used in a workshop and a resulting local display that responds to the international touring exhibition 100 Chairs in 100 Days: Martino Gamper at RMIT Design Hub, opening 26 February at the Design Hub.

Renowned for his cross-disciplinary and culturally responsive approach to design, London-based Martino Gamper came to major acclaim with 100 Chairs in 100 Days. In this project, Gamper collected disused chairs from alleyways and friends’ homes and reassembled them — one per day — into poetic and often humorous forms. Shown in Australia for the first time, 100 Chairs in 100 Days: Martino Gamper is an experiment in transforming limitations into possibilities.

For the Australian exhibition, Gamper will create a new version of the 100th chair, fabricated within a single day and only using found materials, structures and designs. The exhibition incorporates a workshop or ‘ideas exchange’ where Gamper will discuss his process-driven practice with local designers.

RMIT Design Hub is calling for workshop materials to be donated in the form of pre-loved objects/small furniture items in relatively good condition that come with a resonant story of their history.

How to submit

Email 1-2 images of your object/piece of furniture and a brief description describing your object’s story. Please include your name, return email and contact number. You will be contacted if your submission is successful.

Submissions close Monday 8 February. Further details for delivery provided on a successful submission.

Email [email protected]

Exhibition details

100 Chairs in 100 Days: Martino Gamper 26 February – 9 AprilAdmission is free

RMIT Design Hub Building 100, Corner Victoria and Swanston Streets, Carlton, 3053Project Rooms 1, 2 & 3, Level 2 & 3

Tuesday to Friday: 11am – 6pm

Saturday: 12pm – 5pm

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