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. They have each started out from their own perspective while adhering to a shared vision.  



The design suggests a church interior, with rows of high tables in front of an ‘altar’ where panels hold sway. The table tops are made of a mirror laminate and balance on stacks of A3 paper sheets, 700,000 in total. The entire dome-like structure consists of stacks of paper sheets that hang from the roof in a Venetian blind-like construction. The lowest sheet in each stack carries part of a gigantic illustration that forms the dome-shaped ceiling. Preparations for construction have been going on for months and the actual raising of the dome is something of a never-ending task.



Gert Wingårdh is one of Sweden’s most reputable prize-winning architects; his characteristic and artistically assured buildings have become some of Sweden’s most iconic landmarks. More of his work is featured in Rock the Shack. Kustaa Saksi is an artist and designer known for his imagination-stimulating and organic illustrations, who has worked for publications such as Wallpaper, The New York Times and Swedish fashion magazine Bon, as well as brands such as Nike, Nissan and Issey Miyake. Her work can also be seen in Illusive 2 and Precursor.

 

Rock the Shack

The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs
Posted by Gestalten—12/2013
From weekend homes to get-away cabins, this architecture embodies our longing for relaxing in nature.
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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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Precursor

The Creativity Watchlist
Posted by Gestalten—04/2014
A new breed of creatives is enriching the classic categories of design.
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Two-Day Workshop with Joost Grootens

Creative Mapping and Editorial Design with Head of the Master Information Design at Design Academy Eindhoven
Posted—08/2014

Great Kitchens from Gestalten Books

We have selected some of our favorite kitchen designs from our architecture books of the past year.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

The Four Dimensions of Sustainable Development

Sustainable architecture has to think further than just ecological issues, the architect Hans Drexler argues.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

"We see traveling as a family as a great benefit, not a challenge"

An interview with Adam and Emily Harteau of Our Open Road, who embarked on a road trip when their child was born—and have been going ever since.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

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The Monocle Guide to Good Business on Boyscout.

Quanten featured on Creative Review.

Hide and Seek recommended by CNN Style.

Gestalten Space featured on Oogst.

The Age of Collage on Another Something.

Visual Families featured on AnOther. "A vibrant compilation of graphic design and illustration, the book explores the way we process the world and our daily encounters, lending a visual language to our conceptual interpretation."

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