1. What’s the difference between design and art? What if objects could memorize their history? And how can you see with your skin? Beta Tank creates design objects based upon cross-disciplinary research that insightfully explore new technologies and social phenomena—inspiring debate beyond aesthetics or function.

    In our latest Gestalten.tv video, Beta Tank founder Eyal Burstein sheds light on his ironic, clever documentation and analysis of the effect traditional, bureaucratic procedures have on innovative work. His work—featured in Gestalten's Taxing Art book—spotlights the largely underestimated effect tax laws have on where design ends and art begins.

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  2. Minnesota-based graphic designer and Creative Director Michael Cina's design studio, Cina Associates, is specialized in multi-disciplinary work. His approach is as fresh and innovative as it is timeless and clear and has helped shape the image of international brands and companies such as Coca-Cola, Hewlett-Packard, Apple, Microsoft, and Mazda, to name but a few. Graphic design aficionados may also know him through the passionately-designed logos, packagings, and designs he created for the music label Ghostly International. Either way, Michael Cina provided interesting and personal insights into his ways of working when we visited him in his studio last year.

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  3. When it comes to soulful and emotional interactive design, there are many who try, but few who manage to come up with something that actually deserves these tags. Among those few is the Edinburgh-based company Found Electronics, which is an offshoot of Found Collective, a group of musicians, artists, and designers. Its founders Ziggy Campbell and Simon Kirby, and Tommy Perman create interactive installations and experiences, mostly using sound and music. Their objects appear to have a life of their own and history to match and are nothing short of brilliant. Be it their BAFTA-winning robot band Cybraphon or a sound installation that remembers everything, Found Electronics' work will never leave you unaffected. Learn more about the Scottish geniuses in our latest Gestalten.tv interview.

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  4. The Berlin-based artist Sarah Illenberger has developed a very unique and strong visual language, conveying even the most abstract and complex content into vivid, humorous, and concise visual forms without ever forcing a meaning on them. For her meticulously-crafted work—including commissions for Vanity Fair, Time, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Wallpaper*, and Nike—she mostly uses simple materials and household items such as paper, food, textiles, and wood.  Learn more about how Sarah Illenberger's analog handicraft and creative eye reveal the true essence of things through her first Gestalten-published monograph and the latest Gestalten.tv Interview, which took place in her studio in Berlin.

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  5. With its more than 20-year history, the media artists and designers, software developers, media technicians and engineers, communication and product designers, scientists, and project managers at ART+COM continue to play a central role in defining the international forefront of spatial media communication. We met Head of Design and Chairman Professor Joachim Sauter to learn more about the past, present, and future of the digital (r)evolution which ART+COM helped to set off, shape, and keep alive working for—amongst others—BMW, Esprit, and Deutsche Bank, as well as exhibiting at museums including the Centre Pompidou and the Shanghai Art Museum, along with the Venice Biennale.

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