The steel rod chair Vigna for Magis is Martino Gamper’s first industrial design.
Like a climbing plant, the swirl of twisting rod creates a structural feature support the chair leg as well as being a decorative element. The seat is in bi-injection-moulded plastic, a technology that offers the possibility to obtain a seat in numerous two-tone colour combinations. Alongside the chair, we also developed the design for a number of tables: a round table with a central column of twisted steel rods, and two four-legged tables (one square, one rectangular) with the same climbing swirl feature seen on the chair legs.
Martino Gamper started as an apprentice with a furniture maker in Merano and later went on to study sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna and at the Royal College of Art, London, where he now lives and works. Working in both design and art venues, Martino Gamper engages in a variety of projects from exhibition design, interior design, one-off commissions and the design of mass-produced products for the cutting edge of the international furniture industry, such as Magis.