The Home Project

Design Begins at Home
Posted by Lucas—01/2013

Albio Nascimento and Kathi Stertzig are initiators of an unusual design studio: The Home Project. Based between Berlin and Faro, Portugal, the studio is dedicated to making objects informed by vernacular cultural research and originating from the relationship of people to their places. The Home Project’s exquisitely simple glassware, basketry, and ceramics are made by local artisans and craftsmen in the southern Algarve and Alentejo regions. Shot in Portugal and in Berlin, Gestalten.tv introduces you to a perfect example of responsible design innovation.

Bottle Container

Big
Posted by Gestalten—10/2013
Save anything powdery or grainy in this recycled bottle container.
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Bottle Container

Small
Posted by Gestalten—07/2013
Save anything powdery or grainy in this recycled bottle container.
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Almofariz + Morteiro

Posted by Gestalten—10/2013
Crush and grind with this beautiful handmade mortar.
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Queijeira

Posted by Gestalten—01/2013
Serve cheese the stylish recycled way.
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Westberlin

Berlin
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

August Shop of the Month

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Little Gestalten

“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.” Living by this motto, Gestalten is launching a new list of children books this Fall entitled Little Gestalten.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

A Budding Adult's Guide to Puberty

Does This Happen to Everyone? A new Little Gestalten book helps kids understand puberty and all the changes that come with it.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

"Splitting wood is like opening a Christmas present."

Ej Osborne of Hatchet+Bear, who was featured in our book The Outsiders, became hooked on woodworking while in a fever. Here, she explains what makes wood such an extraordinarily rewarding material to work with.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

Alphabetics reviewed on Picturebooksblogger. "This is the kind of A-Z we love to see. Pushing the boundaries of the
usual Alphabet books and marrying the quirky content with great design
and simple but striking colour palettes. We can’t get enough of this
book (...)."

Hallo, ich bin Erik featured in the October issue of Novum.

Wunderkammern recommended in Annabelle's September issue.

Hide & Seek recommended on Lumberjac.

Kleine Gestalten featured in the September 2014 issue of Kidx.

The Chamber of Curiosity in Sköna Hem's October issue.

Out of the Blue reviewed in Sköna Hem's October issue.

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