Opening Tonight: The Outsiders at Gestalten Space


Inspired by our recent book The Outsiders, we are presenting a themed product showcase that captures the evolving ethos of today’s outdoor scene.

With stunning alpine landscape photography by David Boyson Cooper, wildlife illustrated prints by Kate Sutton, and retro-styled illustrations of the outdoors by Jun Oson as a backdrop, we will be launching the new issues of the magazines Another Escape and The Weekender.

Featuring additional brands such as: A Piece Of Chic / BioLite / Bobbin Bikes / Campfire Cologne / El Solitario / Falcon Enamelware / Farmer’s Racer / Field Notes / Frescobol Carioca / Geoffrey Fischer / Hatchet & Bear / Herbertz / Izola / Kammok / Luger Binoculars / Opinel / Oru Kayak / Otto London / Pendleton / Sandqvist / The Grayl / Ursa Major / Waka Waka / Wood & Faulk

Globetrotters and adventurers, join us for the opening at 18:00 tonight. RSVP on Facebook.

The Outsiders product showcase will be up until July 31 at Gestalten Space: Sophie-Gips-Höfe, Sophienstrasse 21, 10178 Berlin.

Elisa Strozyk for Gestalten


Exclusive Collection Available at Gestalten Stores

We’re so pleased to announce our collaboration with Elisa Strozyk on a special collection of her award-winning Wood Textiles. Exclusively for Gestalten, Strozyk has created a new series of Wooden Plaids in two different color variations, as well as a selection of Table Runners in three sizes.

"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.

These elegant accessories meld wood and cloth into a surprisingly new tactile experience between hard and soft. With these items, one can make three-dimensional shapes and add a sculptural element to any home.

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.

Type Talk No. 10 with Rober Klanten, Erike Spiekermann and Helmut Ness

Last Tuesday saw the 10th edition of Type Talk Berlin, taken place at Apple Store Kurfürstendamm. Gestalten’s Robert Klanten joined together with type designer Erik Spiekermann and Fuenfwerken’s Helmut Ness at the Apple Store’s conference hall and discussed their point of view on the future of printed books in this digital age.

E-books are quick, interactive and don’t use up space in the bookshelves, but they aren’t replacing the tactile experience of real books. What does digitalization mean to printed matter? 

On the other hand, young designers and publishers are ringing in a new era for printed books, one that is likely to be the most exciting in their entire history. Gestalten’s Fully Booked: Ink on Paper has captured the design and concepts of new publication that celebrate the distinctiveness of materials, techniques, workmanship, and production methods–and push their limits. So, what would you prefer: 
E-books or Fully booked?

(Images: Yves Sucksdorff)

Our new book The Outsiders arrived at Something Else, Bristol! To coincide with the launch, photographer Tom Powell and designer Rebecca McDonald have created a beautiful window installation for the store, featuring stunning photography from the book, in celebration of the exploration of the new outdoor creativity.

If you are in Bristol, go take a look at this wonderful display and browse our books at Something Else!

Thanks for the great work Tom Powell and Rebecca McDonald.

On Richard Turley—Mission Accomplished

From Bitcoin Dreams and a surprisingly sophisticated Twitter bird to a hedge fund boner, we were always fascinated by Richard Turley’s radical cover designs for Bloomberg Businessweek over the past four years. In April 2014, news broke that he was bidding farewell to the magazine’s newsroom and moving on to MTV.

In this video, possibly Turleys last interview as Creative Director of Bloomberg Businessweek, captures some of his greatest work and the thinking behind the design of the publication. He talks about how he and his team translate the complex and data-driven world of business, politics, and economics into an endlessly surprising visual package of bold provocative designs every week. We give our heartfelt thanks to Turley for having made business matters so visually interesting.

Read Richard Turley’s essay and learn more about Bloomberg Businessweek in Gestalten’s book Designing News: Changing the World of Editorial Design and Infographics by Francesco Franchi.

On Paula Scher—A Woman of Identities

Paula Scher, the principal of international consultancy Pentagram, has been at the forefront of graphic design for four decades. Iconic, smart, and accessible, her images have entered into the American vernacular. Scher has developed visual identities and branding systems for well-known clients including Microsoft, Coca-Cola, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Public Theater, just to name a few. sits down with Paula Scher for a far-reaching discussion as she shares wisdom on strategic thinking, creative process and visions of branding and identity design.

The work of Pentagram has been featured in Gestalten’s publications, including, 
Introducing: Culture Identities
Los Logo 6
Left, Right, Up, Down
as well as Boxed & Labelled Two.

We are thrilled to open Gestalten Pavilion on the roof terrace of Bikini Berlin today!

Our new 530-square-meter design store and cafe is an ideal destination for experiencing the world of visual culture that we explore in our publications in different ways. This second location brings us to the heart of former West Berlin while we will continue to keep our doors open at Gestalten Space in Mitte, a district in the former East. 

The Gestalten Pavilion is a place for discovering the things that we value ourselves: quality craftsmanship and innovative ideas melded in ways that are fresh, yet stand the test of time. The meticulously curated assortment includes exclusive brands, products by young designers, and changing thematic showcases of design wares. Whether home accessories, jewelry, culinaria, stationery, books, magazines, or children’s toys, all of the selections are made with the same insight and flair that defines our publications.

Gestalten’s spirit can also be experienced in the pavilion’s cafe, which offers modern, seasonal fare—simple, yet delectably original. Whether seated indoors or outdoors, one can enjoy everything from a small snack to a light dinner with a remarkable view over one of the world’s largest zoos.

Join us for the opening weekend. 

Gestalten Pavilion
At Bikini Berlin, Budapester Straße 38-50, 10787 Berlin

Special Opening Weekend Hours:
Monday–Saturday 10:00–20:00, 
Sunday 13:00–18:00
Cafe open daily until 22:00


Cooper & Gorfer / The Weather Diaries

Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer have combined their unique photographic style, unusual approach to their topic by telling its story visually. The newest work “The Weather Diaries”got the taste of Nordic traditional fashion. Their work belongs to a narrative tradition within photography, with roots in 18th and 19th century painting. Alongside their art projects bring us undeniably results.

Pre-Order The Weather Diaries on Gestalten

Cooper & Gorfer Website

The Outsiders—New Outdoor Creativity

Whether hiking through the mountains, paddling on a silent lake, or simply spending a night in a tent far away from civilization, more and more of us are turning to the great outdoors for a touch of adventure.

Our new book The Outsiders captures the refreshing ethos of today’s smartly successful and design-literate outdoor entrepreneurs. Better, hipper, lighter, and sturdier—the products and projects in this book are more radical than ever before!

Click to watch our trailer to get a preview of the refreshingly modern images of globetrotters and adventurers captured in The Outsiders.

Buy the book here.

Video production by Jan Schöttler.

Recap: An evening with Richard Turley, Creative Director of Bloomberg Businessweek

Thank you all for having joined us, Richard Turley and Sven Ehmann for an interesting lecture last evening. The free event was held at Gestalten Space and it was a full house filled with inspirations and giggles! 

Creative Director Richard Turley spoke at length on topics from his career path and the creative process of provocative Bloomberg Businessweek's mag covers, to the Steve Jobs tribute issue and Q&A. Get in the spirit and take a look at our photo recaps of some of the amazing moments.

A case study about Bloomberg Businessweek and Richard Turley is also published in Designing News: Changing the World of Editorial Design and Infographics by Francesco Franchi.

More photo recaps of the amazing moments here.