11.02.2018

Gestalten: The Future On A Page

In Berlin, a very special publishing house collects trends from around the world and creates books that tell about the future through beauty and visionary ideas

  • Gestalten: The Future On A Page
  • Gestalten: The Future On A Page
  • Gestalten: The Future On A Page
  • Gestalten: The Future On A Page
  • Gestalten: The Future On A Page
  • Gestalten: The Future On A Page
  • Gestalten: The Future On A Page
  • Gestalten: The Future On A Page

Picture twenty bikers on as many Harley Davidson darting on a Californian highway with their tattoos, long hair, bandanas and metal rings to the sound of… well, nothing, because their motorbikes are electric. In 2019, the first electric Harley Davidson, Livewire, will be on the market and the whole world of biking will change its sound without changing its face. This is just one of the examples collected in The Current, a book focusing on alternative mobility as an avant-garde movement aimed at reducing the consumption of fossil fuels. The Currentis published by Gestalten, a Berlin-based publishing house whose name literally means "to give shape" and which has made the form-meets-substance credo one of the cornerstones of its project.
 
Gestalten believes that the future of publishing lies in turning beauty, graphic design and sophisticated aesthetics into the promise of an equally stimulating content.
 
Gestalten mixes architecture, graphic design and visual culture in an incessant multidisciplinary hybridization among creatives and professionals from various fields. Through a permanent scouting action across the five continents, Gestalten manages to intercept trends and avant-garde movementsthat become sources of inspiration and insights for their books.
 
Farm Life. From Farm To Table And New Country Culture, for instance, revolves around an alternative future worth exploring. Created by Cecilie Dawes and the Norwegian collective Food Studio, the book is a collection of portraits of people who have chosen to move to the countryside, learn to breed and grow food without giving up their own creative side. To them, the countryside has been a source of inspiration rather than a reason for isolation: renowned chefs have learnt to make delicious dinners in a kitchen without electricity, abandoned parking lots have become vegetable gardens and every story seems to suggest that being surrounded by nature is something that triggers the ability to imagine new ways of life.
 
Northern Comfort: The Nordic Art of Creative Livingexplores the heart of the Nordic lifestyle to define the perfect balance that runs from the minimal aesthetics of their design down to their vision of the family and the society through images and stories. 
 
Gestalten collects the stories of artists, designers and entrepreneurs to inspire new ways and set new paths for a better future.
 

Author : The Slowear Journal

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