‘These vessels are ever tangible, powerfully forceful, fascinating the beholder, who always discovers something new, something different, something never seen before… Gamperl’s great secret lies in the way he seems able to playfully conjure an infinite array of new facets from his media, wood, using seasoned, handed-down techniques. His works are always very naturally rooted in the present day and invite us to joyfully envisage our future.’ (Prof. Dr. Florian Hufnagl, The International Design Museum – Neue Sammlung, Munich).
Ernst Gamperl is a master craftsman of turning and carving, working in mainly European oak. He turns wood when it is green and supple, to create a dialogue with the medium before arriving at a final shape. Gamperl uses its grain, lines, colouring and its natural deformations as an essential part of his design, and uses specialist techniques to underscore this immanent expressive power in the wood.
Gamperl won the ﬁrst prestigious Loewe Craft Prize in 2017 in recognition of his craftsmanship. His work is included in many international collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, UK; Fond National d’art Contemporain Paris, France; Museé des Arts Décoratifs de la Ville de Lausanne, Switzerland; The International Design Museum/Neue Sammlung, Germany; Collection Issey Miyake, Japan; and Amorepacific Museum of Art, South Korea. His solo museum exhibition, Dialogue with Wood, is on at the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, until November 2019.
The gallery will be showcasing the collections featured at Masterpiece London 2019.
Featuring works by John Makepeace, Ernst Gamperl, Marc Ricourt, Eleanor Lakelin, Marlène Huissoud, Adi Toch, David Gates, Helen Carnac, Nic Webb, Alex Devol, Sarah Pschorn, Adam Buick, Studio Furthermore, Joe Hogan, Michael Geertsen, Jim Partridge and Jochen Holz.
Designers: Juliette Bigley, Ane Christensen, Helen Carnac & David Gates, Rebecca de Quin, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, John Makepeace, Peter Marigold, Marc Ricourt, Simone ten Hompel, Adi Toch, Joseph Walsh, Nic Webb.
Designers: Beatwoven, Helen Carnac & David Gates, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, Zaha Hadid & Gareth Neal, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, Andrew Mackenzie, John Makepeace, Marc Ricourt, Joseph Walsh, Nic Webb.
Designers: Beatwoven, Helen Carnac, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, David Gates, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, John Makepeace, Aneta Regel, Marc Ricourt, Marcin Rusak, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Joseph Walsh, Nic Webb.
Works by Helen Carnac, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, David Gates, Ruth Gurvich (kindly loaned by Vacheron Constantin), Zaha Hadid, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, Gareth Neal, John Makepeace, Aneta Regel, Marc Ricourt, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Joseph Walsh and Nic Webb.