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Visual Families

Graphic Storytelling in Design and Illustration

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Hello, I am Erik

Erik Spiekermann: Typographer, Designer, Entrepreneur

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Hide and Seek

The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs

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Gestalten Stores

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Los Logos 7

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True Legend

Who built the world's most notorious motorcycle?
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

Another Dimension of Handmade

Iris Hantverk helps visually impaired people into work, creating beautiful tactile brushes for a wide range of uses
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

“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

“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

"You need only three knives for nearly everything you do in the kitchen"

A particularly sharp interview with Tomer Botner, founder of Florentine Kitchen Knives.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

12 Very Special Interior Design Items

A selection of our favorite pieces from designers we have featured or discovered in our recent books.
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

Favorite Tents for Outsiders

Calling all romantics, adventurers, and restless spirits: here’s a selection of the best tents from our book The Outsiders: New Outdoor Creativity.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

Let’s Go North

New Black Sanborn Paddles for Gestalten
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014

To coincide with our outdoor-themed showcase, we collaborate with the Minnesota-based producer of hand carved wooden paddles,  Sanborn Canoe Company, on a new black edition of the Canoeist Heritage Paddle entitled North, exclusively sold at Gestalten Stores.

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Launching Fredericks & Mae

Made for Gestalten
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014

Fredericks & Mae make things “with confused origins”—objects that have histories and bear the marks of different cultures. 

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Tokyobike x Gestalten

Limited Editions at Gestalten Stores
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014

With a “less is more” approach to bicycle design, tokyobike is all about offering the purest riding experience with their lightweight urban bikes. 

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Printing Things

Unfolding the Third Dimension
Posted by Angie—06/2014

Let's face it—the golden age of 3D printing has now begun. In all likelihood, this development represents the largest technical upheaval in manufacturing since the invention of the lathe.

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Interieur Awards 2014

Winners Announced
Posted by Gestalten—05/2014

Winners of this year's Interieur Awards are announced! As part of the Biennale Interieur's program, the Awards continues to serve as a launching platform for the rising stars in the design industry.

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Helsinki Book Launch: Out of the Blue

With Marko Ahtisaari, Paola Suhonen, Harri Koskinen and Robert Klanten
Posted—05/2014

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Gestalten’s new publication Out of the Blue: The Essence and Ambition of Finnish Design.

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Elisa Strozyk for Gestalten

Exclusive Collection Available at Gestalten Stores
Posted by Gestalten—05/2014

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Berlin-born textile designer Elisa Strozyk for an exclusive collection of her award-winning Wooden Textiles.

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Unfold’s Printing Things in Taiwan

Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2014
Posted by Gestalten—04/2014

From May 2 to October 12, the 2014 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale (TCB) is sure to establish at Yinnge Ceramics Museum in New Taipei City, Taiwan,

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Struktur Event

May 1–2, 2014, Portland OR
Posted by Gestalten—04/2014

We are partnering with Portland’s Struktur Event, the first-ever creative conference for the active outdoor design industry.

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ThingsCon Berlin

The Future of Hardware
Posted by Gestalten—04/2014

One week to go!

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COS x Nendo

Celebrating Salone del Mobile
Posted by Gestalten—04/2014

To celebrating this year's Salone del Mobile in Milan—Europe's largest furniture design fair, sleek clothing label COS has partnered up with → read more

DETOUR

Design Festival in Hong Kong
Posted by Gestalten—11/2013

"DETOUR MATTERS: From Microtopias to Social Innovation"—with this year's motto, DETOUR will not only enrich Hong Kong's culture program, but also creatively deploy the city's public transport system.

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Design Days Brandenburg 2013

Conference and Fair in Potsdam
Posted by Gestalten—11/2013

Still a newcomer among the design festivals, the Design Days Brandenburg now returns for the second time and definitely gives Berliners a reason to leave the city for an exciting weekend of workshops, exhibitions, lectures and discussions within the Berlin hinterland.

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NENDO on Show

SEIBU Shibuya & Daikanyama T-site
Posted by Gestalten—10/2013

On the occasion of the Tokyo Designers Week, Seibu Shibuya and Daikanyama T-site are showcasing collaborated items with the renowned Japanese design studio Nendo.

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ADAC Automobile Book Award for Velo–2nd Gear!

Posted by Gestalten—10/2013

This year, the ADAC Automobile Book Award took a look beyond its usual subjects. 14 books on cars, racing, motor sports have been selected as this year's winners by the ADAC, Europe's largest automobile club. We are very proud to have received their special prize for our book Velo—2nd Gear on bicycle culture and style, as an outstanding survey of today's bicycle scene.

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Nordic Design Today

Exhibition at Felleshus in Berlin
Posted by Gestalten—07/2013

Furniture, lamps, glassware, industrial design, and fashion—Nordic Design Today brings together five contemporary designers from Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

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Nendo: 10/10

Coming Soon!
Posted by Gestalten—07/2013

Elegant, modern, subtle, and playful: Nendo’s astonishingly multifaceted work soon comes in a monograph.

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Tour du Monde

Bicycle Stories at MAK Vienna
Posted by Gestalten—06/2013

In conjunction with the Vienna Bicycle Year, the city's Museum of Applied Arts now presents 50 iconic bicycles from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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Korea Power

Official Catalog for the Exhibition at Frankfurt’s Museum of Applied Arts
Posted by Gestalten—06/2013

Design and Identity is the title of the exhibit, which focuses on the power of contemporary Korean design and its ability to harness both traditional values and the national character of today.

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Rock Paper Pixel

Conference at FADfest 2013
Posted by Gestalten—06/2013

Gestalten's creative director and editor Sven Ehmann has been invited to speak in Barcelona on July 4.

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Two Free Tickets for the Belgrade Design Festival

June 6th - 8th, Belgrade
Posted by Gestalten—05/2013

Partnering with this year’s Belgrade Design Week, we are here to spread the good words about “Create new value!”.

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Nendo

Exhibition in Tokyo
Posted by Gestalten—03/2013

The renowned Japanese design company Nendo, structured around chief designer Oki Sato, has been dedicated a solo exhibit in Tokyo this month.

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What Drives Design?

A Discourse Series in Berlin
Posted by Gestalten—03/2013

The Berlin Design Guide and Etsy, the online trade portal for independant creatives, are teaming up to host three evenings of heated discussion on contemporary developments in design.

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Studio Formafantasma

Special Exhibition for Tilburg’s Textile Museum
Posted by Gestalten—03/2013

Digging in the archives of the historical collection of the Textile Museum, Studio Formafantasma came across the the Driessen collection and was inspired to create a series of custom-made silks for a group show. 

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Pelago Bicycles

Pop-Up Shop in Berlin
Posted by Gestalten—02/2013

The Helsinki-based bicycle manufacturer, Pelago, is temporarily setting up shop this Spring in Berlin.

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Kustaa Saksi & Gert Wingardh

Installation for Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair
Posted by Gestalten—02/2013

Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh and Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi have joined creative forces to design the installation that will set the stage for talks on design and architecture at the fair.

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Nova Iskra

First Design Hub Opens in Serbia
Posted by Gestalten—01/2013

A design incubator dedicated to the professionalization of designers in Serbia and the region, as well as to establishing connections between the sectors of creative industries and manufacturing, opened its doors in Belgrade last month.

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Mathieu Lehanneur

Solo Show in Boussu, Belgium
Posted by Gestalten—12/2012

The Grand-Hornu Images is dedicating an exhibition to the works of the french designer and rising star of the global creative scene, Mathieu Lehanneur.

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Unexpected Pleasures

Exhibition in London
Posted by Gestalten—11/2012

The upcoming show at the Design Museum presents the world’s most surprising works of contemporary jewellery.

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Atelier Ted Noten

Exhibiting at Design Miami
Posted by Gestalten—11/2012

Atelier Ted Noten is presenting the new collection “7 Necessities” for the first time in its entirety during Design Miami at the Ornamentum Gallery.

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The Future is Stupid

Curated by Gestalten’s Creative Director Sven Ehmann
Posted by Gestalten—10/2012

As part of the official program of this year’s 6th International Design Fesival in the Polish city of Łódź, the design exhibition entitled The Future is Stupid is as concerned as it is playful and inspirational.

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Real or Fake

Exhibition in Leipzig
Posted by Gestalten—10/2012

“Echt oder falsch” (real or fake) is the title of the upcoming exhibition at the Museum für Druckkunst in Leipzig presenting all types of money and its counterfeits.

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Recent Book Releases

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Hide and Seek featured on Cool Camping.

Muster machen recommended in creativ verpacken's October issue.

Oasis in the October/November issue of inForm.

Out of the Blue featured in the Octover/November issue of Bücher Magazin.

The Craft and the Makers reviewed in the October 17 issue of Deutsche Handwerks Zeitung.“The Craft and the Makers bietet tolle Fotografien und Geschichten, die besondere Einblicke ins Handwerk gewähren."

Hallo, ich bin Erik featured in the September issue of Das österreichische Grafische Gewerbe.

5-page feature on Hello, I am Erik in the October issue of print&media.

Download our 2014 Catalog.

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