ThingsCon Berlin

The Future of Hardware
Posted by Gestalten—04/2014

One week to go! On May 2–3, ThingsCon will be hosting a rich two-day program about the future of hardware business ranging from wearables and connected devices to 3D printing and new manufacturing techniques.

Through talks, workshops and intimate sessions, an international line-up of 35 top notch speakers will cover everything it takes to grow a hardware product from prototype to scaling business, helping participants build the companies of tomorrow. From open source medical hardware, startup pitches, designing for large-scale manufacturing and business models to personal founder stories as well as topics on ethics and sustainability—the program couldn't be more diverse. Details on all workshops (on May 2) and keynote presentations (on May 3) at Beta Haus and Kalkscheune can be found online.

A few tickets are still available, but for those who won't able to attend: Connect with the hardware folks on Twitter, so you can stay tuned for the most recent news around the conference.

Gestalten is also teaming up with ThingsCon to launch our new book Printing Things: Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing during the conference. Edited by Unfold, Printing Things is an inspirational exploration of the creative potential of 3D printing and offers both professionals and interested laypersons an introduction into the paradigm-shifting topic of 3D printing. It not only provides a useful overview of machines, tools, and processes, but also showcases trendsetting designers and their projects. The book is also available in German: Dinge drucken.

A Crafty Outline Stencil Sans

Designed by Martin Aleith, the new Gestalten font QUANTEN combines geometric design with calligraphic elegance. In a new interview with Aleith, we leave aside the standard questions and talk in depth about the actual design process of his new font.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

An Interview with Autoban

Istanbul design studio Autoban just completed one of their biggest projects to date, the new terminal at Baku International Airport. In an interview for their Gestalten book, Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çağlar explain their approach to design.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

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

Better Smoking

Michael Wickert has founded Glut & Späne, Berlin's first sustainable fish smokehouse. With their fish now available at Gestalten Pavilion, we glimpse behind the scenes.
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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Celebrating New Outdoor Creativity
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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