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. All of them have won the prestigious Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Award for their unconventional approaches to new design techniques.

To describe Henrik Vibskov (Denmark) as merely a fashion designer would be a vast understatement. At the vanguard of a new generation of creative multi-taskers, Vibskov's work unites fashion design, music, and installation art. He has succeeded in establishing a unique signature style that is recognizable across all of the disciplines in which he involves. The first comprehensive presentation of his remarkably multifaceted work can be found in his monograph Henrik Vibskov, published by Gestalten.

Installation EAT by Henrik Vibskov

Nordic Design Today, curated by the Röhsska museet in Gothenburg, further showcases designs by Steinunn Sigurðardóttir (Iceland), Sigurd Bronger (Norway), as well as Front Studio (Sweden) and Harri Koskinen (Finland) who have been featured in Gestalten books like Northern Delights, Once upon a Chair, and Desire: The Shape of Things to Come. As a matter of fact, nordic design gathers great international popularity due to its functionality, simplicity, timeslessness and aesthetics. The current generation of nordic designers is consciously building upon local sustainable design traditions and further developing them into avant garde creations that are consistent and intelligent.

Collage Chair by Front from Northern Delights

Henrik Vibskov

Posted by Gestalten—12/2013
Henrik Vibskov creates compelling avant-garde fashion and art by seamlessly melding concept, object, and space.
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Northern Delights

Scandinavian Homes, Interiors and Design
Posted by Gestalten—08/2013
Reveals why everyone feels at home in a Scandinavian interior.
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Once Upon a Chair

Design Beyond the Icon
Posted by Gestalten—08/2013
A global up-to-the-minute survey on contemporary furniture design – a reference to the best designers today.
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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.
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Henrik Vibskov

How to Fashion Art
Posted by Gestalten—04/2012

To describe Henrik Vibskov as merely a fashion designer would be a vast understatement. 

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Henrik Vibskov

Recap of Berlin book launch
Posted by Gestalten—05/2012

As the Henrik Vibskov book launch tour saw its finale in New York last week, we bring you a video recap of the starting leg in Berlin.

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Joost Grootens

On Creative Mapping and Editorial Design
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

The Neck Pouch Gets a Makeover

An Interview with Early’s Designer Valerie Sietzy
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

Introducing Original Man

An Interview with Patrick Grant
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

Design Favorites: Modern Classics

Clean lines, rich materials, careful craftsmanship — we present some of our favorite items for original men.
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

Recent Book Releases

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Hello, I am Erik featured on AIGA.

Original Man on Man Got Style.

Beyond the Street reviewed in Art Spezial "Street Art".

Hide and Seek recommended in Prokom's 04/2014 issue.

Robert Klanten interviewed in Inforadio's program Vis á Vis.

Gestalten Pavilion featured on the website of French daily Le Figaro.

Berlin Wonderland is recommended as "sehr gut/very good" in tip & zitty special issue "BERLIN Art l Kunst".

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