Martino Gamper
Martino Gamper is an award-winning Italian designer who produces objects, interiors and exhibitions that playfully challenge the distinctions between art and design. Based in London, Gamper is best-known for 100 Chairs in 100 Days in 100 Ways (2007), a project in which he combined design classics with scavenged bric-a-brac to produce a collection of chairs that epitomize his spontaneous, often irreverent style. The glasses and carafe produced for Permanent Collection were conceived with a festive occasion in mind. Dubbed Acqua e Vino, the set of differently-sized glasses are intended for specific types of drinking: narrow for prosecco, short for white wine, wide for red wine and a carafe for water. Handmade by master glassblower Massimo Lunardon in San Giorgio di Perlena, Italy, each glass wears a colored band, a reference to the rainbow hues that so often find their way into Gamper’s work.