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Martino Gamper
100 chairs in 100 days
06/06/2013 - 28/07/2013
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Martino Gamper 
100 καρέκλες σε 100 ημέρες
Μια Πλατωνική ερμηνεία
(Martino Gamper
100 chairs in 100 days : A Platonic interpretation)
How can a study of a chair lead to Plato’s Theory of Forms? 
The Italian designer Martino Gamper constructed 100 unique chairs in 100 days using old discarded chairs. 
The reason that the designer chose to work with humble materials, is because every object has a secret narrative. 
The hybrid morphology of Gamper’s chairs conceals fascinating geographic, historical and sociological elements. 

The Athens installation invites the viewer to interpret Gamper’s conclusion “the perfect chair does not exist” by introducing Plato’s Theory of Forms. Plato writes in the Republic “the craftsman produces by fixing his eyes on the idea or form.. but surely no craftsman makes the idea itself. How could he?” 596b6-10.

Part of the revenues will go to the “Elpida” Association for children with Cancer.

Curation: Alexia Antsakli-Vardinoyanni
Real Consulting integration and operation S.A. White Space G.VASILEIOU - K. ANASTASOPOULOU OE
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THE ART NEWS  
Duration
06/06/2013 - 28/07/2013 (Opening: 05/06/2013, 20:00)

Place
Athens
Benaki Museum

Tickets
€ 5, € 2,5

Organization
Benaki Museum & Association on Friends of the Children with cancer

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