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Old Furniture - New Faces

A project by Martino Gamper, commissioned by the Cnap in partnership with the Mobilier national.

Mobilier national, Paris 13
november 14 2016 • january 08 2017
  • Workshop in situ

    Photo credit : Lionel Catelan

  • Workshop in situ

    Photo credit : Lionel Catelan

  • Workshop in situ

    Photo credit : Lionel Catelan

  • Workshop in situ

    Photo credit : Lionel Catelan

  • Workshop in situ

    Photo credit : Lionel Catelan

  • Workshop in situ

    Photo credit : Lionel Catelan

  • Workshop in situ

    Photo credit : Lionel Catelan

  • Workshop in situ

    Photo credit : Lionel Catelan

  • Workshop in situ

    Photo credit : Lionel Catelan

  • Workshop in situ

    Photo credit : Lionel Catelan

  • Workshop in situ

    Photo credit : Lionel Catelan

  • Workshop in situ

    Photo credit : Lionel Catelan

  • Workshop in situ

    Photo credit : Lionel Catelan

  • Workshop in situ

    Photo credit : Lionel Catelan

  • Workshop in situ

    Photo credit : Lionel Catelan

  • Workshop in situ

    Photo credit : Lionel Catelan

  • Workshop in situ

    Photo credit : Lionel Catelan

  • Workshop in situ

    Photo credit : Lionel Catelan

  • Martino Gamper

    Photo credit : Angus Mill

By invitation of the Cnap, Martino Gamper will be installing his workshop in Chapelle Saint-Louis des Gobelins at the Mobilier national from 14 to 20 November 2016.
For his Old Furniture, New Faces project, the designer will be taking bits and pieces from disused everyday objects from the Mobilier national—pieces of furniture in storage awaiting sale, fragments of out-of-order lamps and clocks, fabric remnants—to produce a collage of materials, techniques and narratives. During the week of improvised craftwork, Gamper will be reusing, reinterpreting and reassembling to produce his first large-scale piece to be included in France’s public collections.

Made possible thanks to an exclusive partnership between the Cnap and the Mobilier national, this commission by the Cnap will then enter France’s Fonds national d’art contemporain (National Collection of Contemporary Art). Old Furniture, New Faces is running at Chapelle Saint-Louis until 8 January 2017.
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MARTINO GAMPER
Born in 1971, Martino Gamper is an Italian designer based in London.
He collects and uses objects, from vintage chairs to scraps from modern designers, to give them a second life, a fresh interpretation. His past projects include If Gio Only Knew, a performance in Basel in 2008, and 100 Chairs in 100 Days and its 100 ways. Martino Gamper has also collaborated with furniture designers such as Magis and Moroso. His works have been displayed at countless institutions, most recently at London’s Serpentine Gallery, with his exhibition "design is a state of mind", in 2015, and the RMIT Design Hub in Melbourne earlier this year. He is also an honorary member of independent publisher Dent-de-Leone (co-founded with Kajea Stähl and Maki Suzuki) which produces books in direct collaboration with contemporary artists and designers.
http://martinogamper.com/
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THE MOBILIER NATIONAL
A reincarnation of the former Garde-Meuble de la Couronne, the department once responsible for the order, upkeep, storage and repair of all movable furniture and objects in the royal palaces, the Mobilier national is a national agency under the supervision of France’s Ministry of Culture and Communication. It has assembled a collection of 100,000 exceptional items of furniture and textiles. Once acquired and commissioned for France’s royal and imperial residences, today they are intended for the country’s official palaces. For the conservation of its collections, regularly showcased at exhibitions or deposited with museums and historic monuments, the agency has seven restoration workshops that uphold the tradition of excellence kept alive by time-honoured know-how. Alongside its key missions, the Mobilier national preserves France’s artistic heritage, through the textile factories of Les Gobelins, Beauvais and La Savonnerie, and the lace workshops in Puy-en-Velay and Alençon, and contemporary design, with the Atelier de Recherche et de Création, which produces prototypes created by French and international designers.


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Exhibition at the Mobilier national from 14 November 2016 to 8 January 2017.
Entry via Galerie des Gobelins at 42, avenue des Gobelins.
Open daily from 11 am to 6 pm, closed Mondays.
Closed on 25 December and 1 January.
Includes admission to the Tombées de métier exhibition and Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance’s Carte Blanche event.
Full price: €8; concession price: €6; free admission the last Sunday of every month.

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Dernière mise à jour le 20 Jan 2017
Mobilier national
42 avenue des Gobelins
75013 Paris 13
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