Tessa Farmer

Evil Little Worlds
Posted by Gestalten—04/2012

The artist Tessa Farmer creates magical worlds ruled by minuscule fairy skeletons, who are not just mischievous but downright evil. Her striking sculptures, which are made from insects, animal taxidermy, and plant roots, depict narratives that are no doubt dark and infused with maliciousness, yet their savagery is, for Farmer, an expression of a raw survival instinct inherent in us all. We met her in London while she was preparing an exhibit for Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art and spoke with her about her process, why she isn’t interested in beauty, and what materials she can find on eBay these days—or in a canal by her house for that matter.

Karlo – A Superfamily by Sofie Beier

Read Our Full Interview with Font Designer Sofie Beier about Her Approach to Type Design and Inspiration for Karlo
Posted by Gestalten—01/2015

You Can't Hurry Craft

Patrick Grant Runs His Very Now Businesses with Traditional Values
Posted by Angie—01/2015

“I’m interested in developing products that are going to last, like a life companion.”

A Conversation with Furniture Designer Sebastian Herkner
Posted by Gestalten—01/2015

Out of the Blue: On Finnish Design and Finnishness

Talk with Marko Ahtisaari and Ville Kokkonen on the skills, traditions, and ambitions of contemporary Finnish design and its enduring values
Posted—01/2015

Recent Book Releases

show all

Das Craft-Bier Buch in the December 14 issue of Welt am Sonntag.

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.

Join Our Designer Database

We welcome portfolio and proposal submissions for Gestalten's potential publications and collaborations.

→ How to submit.