Robert Klanten interviewed by PAGE.
Who We Are
Gestalten specializes in developing content for aficionados of cutting-edge visual culture worldwide. For us, visual culture is the output resulting from the interrelationship of design, art, architecture, photography, and other visual disciplines with each other as well as other areas such as popular culture and music. In drawing from a variety of influences and combining them in ways not yet seen before, this work is pushing contemporary creative expression to new frontiers.
Always working directly with talented contemporary designers and artists, we bring a deep understanding of visual culture on a global level to whatever we do and remain firmly committed to presenting visual trends with timeless substance. With approximately 30 staff members, the company has offices in Berlin, London, New York, and Tokyo.
At Gestalten, we have always strived to go beyond publishing our content in books and have developed workshops, exhibitions, videos, and, most recently, stores where this content can be experienced in new ways. Our first shop location, Gestalten Space, opened its doors in the Mitte district of Berlin in April 2011. We have now opened a second flagship store in our home city called Gestalten Pavilion which is located on the roof terrace of Bikini Berlin and features an integrated café. At both locations, we are thrilled to not only present a comprehensive collection of our books, but also a striking selection of handpicked products, many of which have been created by the designers and artists that we have presented through our publications. The Space and Pavilion also serve as a platform for exchanging ideas and further enriching and fostering emerging creative processes through special events.
Additional Gestalten shopping locations can be found at Rough Trade in New York City and at a kiosk in Berlin's 25hours Hotel.
Since 2003, Gestalten offers a versatile selection of cutting-edge fonts that have been handpicked by our graphic designers and editors for our independent foundry. Gestalten Fonts now features over 120 contemporary typefaces that range in style from refined, elegant, and minimal text fonts to more experimental display, ornamental, script, blackletter, monospaced, stencil, and typewriter fonts.www.gestaltenfonts.com
Since 2007, Gestalten produces biweekly films on visual innovators and leaders who dare to change today's creative landscape with a bold vision. The portraits of these vanguards, rogues, legends, performers, and players can be seen on www.gestalten.tv.www.gestalten.tv
Submit Your Work
Do you have a newsworthy story you'd like to share on the Gestalten website? We want to know about your activities, experiments, and exhibitions as well as your criticism. So please feel free to keep us posted and contact our news team at email@example.com.
We're always interested in seeing new and inspiring work. Join Gestalten's Creative Pool to share your projects with us and scope out what our international creative community is up to.
Interested in contributing to a Gestalten project? Join our Designer Database so that we can get to know both you and your work.
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Hide and Seek in the April issue of the UK edition of Wired.
Der Honigdieb reviewed in the February 27 issue of the Nürnberger Zeitung. “So schön verpackt kommt die Sorge um unsere Umwelt selten daher.”
Edwina ermittelt in Berlin recommended in 1000 und 1 Buch's February issue. “Eine spannend zu lesende Geschichte, die mit vielen interessanten Details zur deutschen und Berliner Historie aufwartet und Lust auf einen Berlin-Besuch macht. Liebevoll ausgestattet. Kurz: rundum empfehlenswert.”
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We welcome portfolio and proposal submissions for Gestalten's potential publications and collaborations.