Elisa Strozyk for Gestalten

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

In her Wooden Textiles series, Elisa Strozyk explores soft tactile features of the otherwise hard material of wood, challenging and blurring what can be expected from a wooden surface. Interweaving geometric wood pailettes with textile properties, she creates a new flexible surface of half wood-half textile, much like sequence, with the ability to function in different three-dimensional shapes and behaviors depending on the geometry and size of the tiles.

"Giving importance to surfaces that are desirable to touch can reconnect us with the material world and enhance the emotional value of an object," says the designer.

Born in 1982, Elisa Strozyk studied Textile and Surface Design at KHB Berlin and Future Textile Design at Central Saint Martins in London. Her unique wooden textiles and furniture objects have brought her international recognition and numerous exhibition invitations. Awarded the German Design Prize in the category "Newcomer", she's regarded as one of Germany's great hopes in design.



Together with Gestalten, Strozyk has produced an exclusive collection of Wooden Plaids in two different color variations and a completely new collection of Table Runners in three different sizes. These multi-functional home accessories can become a sculptural element for the home, a rug, a bedcover, and with the new Table Runner series—table decór.

Wooden Plaids:
Variations: Fading to Black (black/maple), Fading to White (nude/red) 
Size: 120 x 180cm

Table Runners:
Variation: Fading to Black (black/walnuts)
Available in three sizes: 35 x 130cm, 50 x 155cm, and 50 x 180cm

Prices range from €400 to €1800

The Wooden Plaids and Table Runner pieces are now exclusively available at our Berlin stores, Gestalten Pavilion and Gestalten Space.

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Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

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Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

Michael Wickert spends the day handling sea salt, juniper berries, beechwood kindling and a big oven. And fish. Lots of fish. 

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Wheels & Waves Review #02

Posted by Angie—07/2014

“The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.” – Rich Ridgeway

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Two-day Workshop with Erik Spiekermann

Advanced Letterpress Workshop
Posted—07/2014

PLEASE READ: Due to changes in schedules, our upcoming workshop with Erik Spiekermann, which was previously scheduled for July 25–26 has been changed to August 7–8, 2014. 

Erik Spiekermann is the epitome of a typographer. With his typefaces, commercial projects, and enterprises, he has shaped the world of graphic design like no other. Gestalten proudly teams up with Erik Spiekermann to host a series of letterpress workshops at his newly opened P98A gallery.  

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Hello, I am Erik

The German Letterman
Posted by Angie—07/2014

Gestalten.tv meets with Erik Spiekermann, who has been “suffering from typomania” all his life. 

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Librairie Coiffard

Nantes
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

July Shop of the Month

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Posted—05/2014

The Chamber of Curiosity on Yatzer. "A book of pioneering interior design that focuses on telling the story behind the interiors themselves (...)."

Oasis on GEO.de. "Der Bildband "Oasis" zeigt die schönsten Rückzugsorte dieser Welt (...). Allein das Blättern sorgt für eine kurze Alltagsflucht."

Berlin Wonderland on Intellectures.

Berlin Wonderland on Deutsche Welle.

The Outsiders featured in the July issue of Au Arkkitehtiuutiset.

Gestalten Pavilion recommended in tip Berlin's summer special.

Berlin Wonderland on a double-page spread in the July/August issue of Groove.

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