2019 Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale
9 May - 15 September 2019
Social Seating: Curated by Jasper Morrison.
Gamper presents- Bi-compo Bench
A social bench made from Wood Plastic Composite.
Jasper Morrison will introduce to the visitors to Fiskars, eighteen designers of his choice, including Martino Gamper. As one could expect from Morrison, the brief for the designer was clear and simple: design and build a bench. The bench is designed to be shared, thus beautifully reflecting the Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale’s message of coexistence.
Founded on the Fiskars river in 1649, the small iron works community is considered the birthplace of Finnish industrialism. The historical buildings in the village, all listed for conservation, and the surrounding biodiverse hardwood forests make the area a unique destination. Currently Fiskars Village is home to some 600 inhabitants, and it is a significant centre for handicrafts in Finland. The village is also a birthplace of the world-famous brand Fiskars, today known for the orange handled scissors, garden tools and various tableware brands as Iittala and Arabia.