ROBERT KLANTEN / GESTALTEN (DE)

Related Projects: Belgrade Design Week Festival 2012

Robert Klanten is the Founder and CEO of gestalten. The German publishing house is known globally for its books about contemporary creative culture, the majority of which are conceived in house. They document and anticipate vital movements in design, lifestyle, illustration, architecture, fashion, photography, travel, and art. Providing both inspiration and practical value, they explore new creative fields in ways not yet seen before.

Gestalten continues to actively reimagine the way in which it approach publishing. With the extensive range of titles, gestalten not only seeks to enhance and to enrich the reader’s lives, but to continually engage with the surrounding creative landscape.

Gestalten’s origin story began with a focus on the aesthetic, particularly that of graphic design and, over the last two decades, the scope of both the content and the expertise has widened. Today, using a myriad of observations of culture, people, art, and other intimate, inspirational informants, gestalten documents and anticipates vital movements in architecture, visual culture, design & fashion, escapism, food & beverages, travel, and contemporary art. In 2014, Little Gestalten joined the literary ranks and ensured that there was a place for readers of all ages within the world of gestalten.

The gestalten narrative exists beyond the textual realm; regardless of the medium at hand, gestalten wishes to inform and inspire our community.

www.gestalten.com

During the 10 year history of Normann Copenhagen, we have learned that passion for design and architecture is strongly connected to people and not places. Coming from a part of the world where DESIGN is almost part of your DNA and every household has a selection of Design Classics, does not guarantee that passion is found.   When coming to Belgrade for the BDW 2009 we found a dedication and passion at the highest level. We can only be jealous that such events, created with passion and real interest to push the viewers and visitors to the next level are not more commonly found in Denmark. That again is a tribute to the great efforts found behind BDW and we hope to be part of your events in the years to come.

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