gebr.silvestri is a Amsterdam-based design studio. We – Adrian Silvestri-Chyle and Stefan Silvestri – work as art directors and designers in two and three dimensions. We produce visual solutions in media ranging from print to online to 3D. Our projects range from brand identities and books through products to exhibition and stage design.
Following our five-year training in two- and three-dimensional design at Schule für Gestaltung St. Gallen and at Globus in St. Gallen in our native Switzerland, we both studied graphic design at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Our design studio gebr.silvestri has been in business since 1994.
We have been giving workshops in typography and the language of images at Merz Akademie in Stuttgart since 1996 and teaching at Design Academy Eindhoven since 2004. In the past we gave workshops at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Mulhouse (1998–1999) and we taught at St Joost Akademie in Breda (2002–2004).
tussen de bogen 50
+31 20 6827370
Tilburg’s De Oude Warande is a symmetrically designed baroque pleasure garden and home to Lustwarande – Platform for Contemporary Sculpture (formerly known as Fundament Foundation). Straight gravel lanes radiate out from the park’s geometrically ordered clusters of trees and shrubs, intersecting and connecting its four main quadrants. A perfect backdrop for contemporary sculpture, the park has so far hosted ten outdoor exhibitions.
On the occasion of the tenth annual exhibition in De Oude Warande, the Platform asked us to design the catalogue ‘Delirious Lustwarande: Excursions in contemporary sculpture III’, which documents the last five exhibitions (‘Delirious’ 2019, ‘Hybrids’ 2018, ‘Disruption’ 2017, ‘Luster’ 2016 and ‘Rapture & Pain’ 2015). Together, these five exhibitions provide a clear impression of the state of the art in contemporary sculpture.
For this third catalogue we maintained the same design concept that we had developed for the two previous catalogues: ‘Wanderlust: Excursions in contemporary sculpture’ (covering the exhibitions ‘Lustwarande / Pleasure-garden’ 2000, ‘Disorientation by beauty’ 2004 and ‘Wanderland’ 2008) and ‘Raw stardust: Excursions in contemporary sculpture II’ (covering the exhibitions ‘Raw’ 2011 and ‘Stardust’ 2009). Packed with photographic documentation of the five most recent exhibitions, this new 220-page volume also contains a general introduction and three essays in both English and Dutch. For the cover, we chose the visually strongest image of an art piece that supported the main objectives of the Platform for Contemporary Sculpture.
The entire book is printed in full-colour offset. That holds for the image on the front cover, which is printed on WIBALIN Finelinen 500 GSM white bookbinding paper, as well as for the end leaves, which contain a colour gradient from dark green to dark blue. The same gradient is repeated on the opening page of each chapter. The bright white paper (Munken Amber Graphic) used for the core of the book forms a refreshing contrast with the full-page images and the dark gradients on the pages marking chapter divisions.
Publisher: Lustwarande – Platform for Contemporary SculptureText: Dominic van den Boogerd, Johan Pas, Dominiek RuytersPhotography: Gert Jan van RooijPrinter: Damen Drukkers (Werkendam) / PRinterface (Leiden)
see also:Fundament Foundation: ‘Grotto’Lustwarande – Platform for Contemporary Sculptures: Logo, brand identity and website