Jerszy Seymour

The Universe Wants to Play Exhibition
Posted by Gestalten—04/2013

Berlin-born product designer and artist Jerszy Seymour creates an environment that seems to give an insight into another person's brain. A work consequently entitled Brain Cave Spaceship and the video Thank God Hip Hop, Pop Art And (Your) Desire Are Back can now be seen at Galerie Crone's ongoing exhibition: The Universe Wants to Play

The show witnesses an artistic cosmos of disengaged objects, offering a place for battling demons, making love to the future, and shouting at the present. Seymour likes to find utopia without falling for false promises. As he says in a Gestalten Video, "I like to play, I like to love, to climb the mountain of an idea and fall into the river on the way." He is surely a designer with a strong theoretical basis who, in case of doubt, always opts for the more challenging alternative.

As a course director at the Dirty Art Department of Amsterdam's Sandberg Institute, Seymour passes on his ideas concerning autonomous design and on how to live. He provides his students with a space for all possible thought or utopian realizations in the same way as he invites the audience of his exhibitions to get engaged with what is possible within the setting.

Jerszy Seymour's work has been featured in Pretty Ugly, Let's Go Out!, Fragiles and Desire.

Image: ignant.de

Desire

The Shape of Things to Come
Posted by Gestalten—04/2014
An international survey of the world's most exciting and influential furniture designers today.
→ read more

Fragiles

Porcelain, Glass and Ceramics
Posted by Gestalten—12/2012
Unconventional objects made out of fragile materials by established and emerging design talents.
→ read more

Pretty Ugly

Visual Rebellion in Design
Posted by Gestalten—04/2014
Aesthetic rampages by the trailblazers of tomorrow’s design.
→ read more

Let's Go Out!

Interiors and Architecture for Restaurants and Bars
Posted by Gestalten—09/2013
Groundbreaking architecture and interior design for restaurants, bars, and clubs.
→ read more

Jerszy Seymour

Got the balance right
Posted by Gestalten—07/2008

Designer and "agent provocateur" Jerszy Seymour likes to disengage design objects from their precast applications.

→ read more

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

The Monocle Guide to Good Business (Extended Version)

Our new Monocle book is an ultimate reference for doing a job you love. The book is available now!
Posted by Angie—08/2014

"Of course type is important! One can't prove it, that's all."

A typography layman interviews Erik Spiekermann.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

Hide and Seek on InsideHook."The world's greatest summer retreats, collected."

Hello, I am Erik recommended on It's Nice That. "The new Erik Spiekermann monograph is a sterling success."

Hallo, Ich bin Erik: Book launch, talk and signing event in Berlin featured on Slanted.

Knife and Fork in the August 24 issue of SonntagsZeitung.

Gestalten Pavilion featured in the August issue of Buchreport.

Kleine Gestalten and Die große Zoo-Parade in the August 21 issue of Buchreport.express.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business recommended on Cool Hunting.

Join Our Designer Database

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

→ How to submit.