Exhibition: “Ernst Gamperl – Dialogue with Wood” at the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur

26 May – 3 November 2019
Ernst Gamperl – Dialogue with Wood

25 May 4 pm

Gewerbemuseum Winterthur
Kirchplatz 14
CH – 8400 Winterthur
+41 52 267 51 36

26 May and 8 September 2019, 11 am
The Tree of Life Project

Dialogue-based tour
With Ernst Gamperl and Markus Rigert 

7 September 2019, 4 pm
Ernst Gamperl – Zwiesprache (Ernst Gamperl – Dialogue)
Book launch

A documentary about an artistic altercation with a very special witness of our times – a majestic oak. The book tells the story of the pieces created from it and gives an insight into Ernst Gamperl’s artistic development over the last 10 years.

28 September, 8 pm
Spinning the void
Musical live performance

Ceramics, wood and piano: The two artists Ernst Gamperl and Thomas Bohle will each shape one vessel in front of the audience – to notes played by the pianist and crossover musician Nik Bärtsch.
Inspired by an idea from Hans-Joachim Gögl.

13 June and 31 October 2019, 6.30 pm
Public guided tours


Photography by Bernhard Spöttel
Photography by Bernhard Spöttel
Photography by Bernhard Spöttel
Photography by Bernhard Spöttel
Photography by Bernhard Spöttel
Photography by Bernhard Spöttel

Ernst Gamperl wins the LOEWE Craft Prize 2017

Charlotte Rampling and Ernst Gamperl
Photo Loewe Foundation
Sheila Loewe Boente and Ernst Gamperl 
Photo Loewe Foundation
The Jury with the winner 
Photo Loewe Foundation
Exhibition of all finalists at the Chamber of Architects in Madrid 
Photo Loewe Foundation
Group Photo of all finalists in Madrid, 5 April, 2017 
Photo Loewe Foundation


Talk at the Buchheim Museum

Woodsculptor Ernst Gamperl exhibiting at the Buchheim Museum 2015

Ernst Gamperl in talk with
Florian Hufnagl (former director of Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Munich)
Wolfgang Lösche (Chamber of Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria)
Daniel J. Schreiber (Director of the Buchheim Museum)

“It is Ernst Gamperls secret that by using conventional techniques in a seemingly playful manner he constantly creates new facettes with the raw material wood, which stand firmly in the Now and allow us to imagine a joyful future.” (Florian Hufnagl)

“Martino Gamper – design is a state of mind”

Serpentine Galleries has invited the influential London-based Italian designer Martino Gamper to curate a new exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. design is a state of mind presented a landscape of shelving systems, telling the story of design objects and their impact on our lives. This was the second major design exhibition staged by the Serpentine, following Design Real curated by Konstantin Grcic in 2009.

An extensive display of shelving systems from the 1930s to the present day formed the backbone of the exhibition. Ranging from historic design classics and one-off pieces, to industrial, utilitarian, contemporary and newly commissioned work, the exhibition included designs by Gaetano Pesce, Franco Albini, Ettore Sottsass, Ercol, Gio Ponti and IKEA.

Each display system was also used to organise and exhibit collections of objects curated from the personal archives of Gamper’s friends and colleagues as well as an extensive library of contemporary furniture manufacturing catalogues from around the world. Designers whose collections were displayed: Enzo Mari; Paul Neale; Max Lamb & Gemma Holt; Jane Dillon; Michael Marriott; Sebastian Bergne; Fabien Cappello; Adam Hills; Michael Anastassiades; Andrew McDonagh & Andreas Schmid; Daniel Eatock and Martino Gamper himself.

Martino Gamper-design is a state of mind
March 5th – April 21st, 2014

West Carriage Drive
Kensington Gardens
London W2 2AR

Upcoming Touring venues:
Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Torino:
23 October 2014 – 1 March 2015
Museion, Bozen/Bolzano: 6 June – 13 September 2015

Martino Gamper Turnaround 2011, Teak, coloured veneer, block board with maple
Courtesy of the artist and Nilufar Gallery, Objects courtesy of Ernst Gamperl
Photograph: © 2014 Hugo Glendinning