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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2016Commemorative book + limited jubilee edition
Ulf Moritz has had a major impact on the world of design. His acclaimed portfolio of work includes numerous fabrics, carpets and wallpapers, as well as interior and architectural projects. In his choice of materials and his application of new concepts, Moritz has consistently introduced refreshing new designs in a style all his own. His clients include renowned international companies such as M.I.D., Intair, Interlübke, Felice Rossi, Oliver Treutlein, Sahco Hesslein and Danskina. In 2001 he created his first collection for Marburg Wallcoverings. Known for their colours, textures, light and sense of motion, Moritz’s designs often reference both the Bauhaus and the 1960s as recurring influences. They frequently feature highly refined and innovative combinations of threads and fibres, often highlighting previously hidden qualities of a particular material.
To commemorate Moritz’s 15th collection for Marburg Wallcoverings, we were asked to design a retrospective book in collaboration with Ulf Moritz himself. Besides a regular edition (28cm x 28 cm) we also created a limited jubilee edition (48cm x 32 cm), which includes samples of five of his most characteristic wallcoverings in addition to the square core of the regular edition. Both editions contain multiple types of paper. All full-page imagery is printed in full colour on Hello Silk 130 GSM with a transparent lac. The images are printed on matt varnished paper and finished with a partial gloss spot varnish.The introduction and text are printed in full colour on Lessebo Design Smooth 130 GSM, and four pages of portraits are printed in black and white on Glama Translucent 100 GSM. The 124-page square core in both editions has a Singer-sewn binding. The softcover around that core comes with a jacket with high-profile, embossed flowers. The typography on the jacket and the cover is a glossy-black foil gravure.
Publisher: Marburger TapetenfabrikPhotography: Rudolf SchmutzPrinter: Tuijtel (Hardinxveld- Giessendam)Binder: Agia&Lith (Amsterdam)
see also:Ulf Moritz: ‘Ulf Moritz: Fascination textile’Vorwerk & Co. Teppichwerke: ‘Zeit/Time, Raum/Space’