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).
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2010Logo, brand identity, collection catalogue, product brochures
Founded in 1941, celebrated Dutch furniture manufacturer Spectrum is known for its simple and restrained designs including the iconic upholstered bed-settee ‘BR 02’ designed by Martin Visser in 1960. Following their rich tradition in Dutch design furniture, Spectrum also has a contemporary collection of chairs, couches, tables and cabinets. Spectrum invited us to design a new logo and brand identity for their entire collection.
For the logo, we used the ‘LL Simple’ NORM typeface, dividing the letters of the name Spectrum over three lines. By aligning all three lines on the left margin, we achieved a simple, static typographical image. Positioning the three-lined logo in the upper left corner leaves an open space to its right and bottom, which can be filled in with any number of things. We always use the typographical image in either black and white or silver.