Stylist and designer Katie Lockhart of Everyday Needs has focused her eye on Martino Gamper, an Italian designer based in the UK who, as Lockhart says, “nurtures an interest in found and unwanted objects. Reworking furniture that he finds in skips and on the streets, he has created an eclectic and mismatched family of objects.”
Above: A Candle Set designed exclusively for Everyday Needs from copper, brass, and steel; all metals sourced from found objects. The set of three candles and their holders are $150 NZD.
Above: The Turnaround Issue 01 shelving is made from reclaimed spindles and Pacific Rimu. The single piece was part of a 2011 show at the Govett Brewster Gallery, Gesamtkunsthandwerk (meaning “total artwork” in German). Working with Francis Upritchard and Karl Fritsch, Gamper created an environment of furniture, art, and jewelry in a domesticated gallery setting. Contact Everyday Needs for pricing and information.
Above: The smaller Turnaround Issue 02.
Above: An adaptation and redesign of a simple reclaimed wooden chair, the Yellow Chair was also designed as part of Gamper’s Gesamtkunsthandwerk exhibition.
Above: Plastic done right: the Hanging Basket Chair is made from natural and plastic-covered cane weaving on a steel frame.
See Gamper’s painted Ercol chairs in our previous post, Design Sleuth: Ercol Stacking Dining Chairs. For more from Lockhart, the designer behind Everyday Needs, see her latest project in Auckland, New Zealand: The Oyster Inn.