Katrin Olina

In the Nature of Things
Posted by Gestalten—10/2009

When Icelandic artist Katrin Olina talks about complex dual concepts - science and creativity, for instance, or Nature's Janus face - she does so with a lightness and ease that never denies the darkness but rather celebrates it. The same can be said of the cosmos behind her wholly unique visual language. Olina, who began her career as a product designer, anchors future-proof perfect ideas with strong artistic and spiritual roots, and the results are masterful: painstakingly liquid-like illustrations, ceramics, powerful art posters, holistic interior and fashion designs and animated film. Fresh off a launch with us for a limited series of illustrations for Gestalten's [::http://news.gestalten.com/arteditions/archive/artist?artistid=ceafb21a239418a601242427938900a1 Art Editions], the artist chatted with us in -- where else?-- a landscape befitting of her aesthetic vision, Berlin's "Gardens of the World."

Illusive 2

Contemporary Illustration and its Context
Posted by Gestalten—12/2012
More contemporary illustration from around the world accompanied by insightful text.
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Play All Day

Design for Children
Posted by Gestalten—12/2012
The best design products, toys, furniture, playgrounds, architecture and concepts for children.
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Fragiles

Porcelain, Glass and Ceramics
Posted by Gestalten—12/2012
Unconventional objects made out of fragile materials by established and emerging design talents.
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“I’m far from esoteric, but I love the narrative behind these ingredients.”

Frank Leder talks candidly about the stories behind his clothing collections and natural body care range.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Gestalten’s Berlin Food: Pumpkin Stew

Every couple of weeks, we’ll give you a glimpse of the Gestalten Pavilion's new menu, for you to try at home.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Francesco Franchi: Infographic Thinking

Two-day Workshop at National Library Building, Singapore
Posted—09/2014

“I always wanted to create surfaces that are desirable to touch.”

An interview with designer Elisa Strozyk about her unique creation: wooden textiles.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Recent Book Releases

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Das Craft-Bier Buch recommended in the September issue of EssPress.

Berlin Wonderland featured on Fine Fine Books.

I am Dandy recommended in Elle Decoration's January 2015 issue.

Original Man on AnOther.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured on Trendland. "True to Monocle’s house style the book is immaculately curated with a
perfect balance of writing, photos and illustrations all elegantly
design and printed on high-quality stock. And if reading this book
results in a loved one starting their dream business or enjoying more
their current job, then that’s a damn good Christmas present."

The Chopper reviewed on Actitudes Magazine.

The Craft and the Makers recommended on Glass is more!.

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