We work in diverse domains of the arts including painting, photography, graphics, sculpture and in design. We offer consulting services for business clients, engage in the furnishing of business premises and other facilities and the build-up of art & design collections & of course we offer and promote unique art & design pieces from a range of artists and designers which we exhibit in our own gallery space. We also advice other institutions on matters of diversity, fairness and sustainability in the arts and in design.
Responsibility for society and environment is important to us, we do believe that the arts and design can be a means to foster a responsible relationship between human beings and nature, and we also believe that good business should be conscientious. The studio therefore also realizes projects in cooperation with non-profit social or environmental organizations and academic institutions to support and to engender a different sort of business thinking. One of our main tasks, that we are constantly working on, is doing and promoting art & design business from a diverse, faire, inclusive & all in all ethical, sustainable perspective since this still is not what the art & design world is made of. So our main goal is to foster an equitable and sustainable future through art & design projects that are just, reasonable and transparent. For us, the content and ethics of design & art , that must also be capable of criticism, take precedence over pure profits.
Who we are
The Studio is owned by Dr. Julia-Constance Dissel.
Teresa Laura Novotny is working as a studio assistant at the studio for Art & Design since 2018. She holds a diploma in design from the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences where she also works, and she has a strong interest in topics such as gender & design, design methodology and design for sustainability. Teresa supports the studio with her designerly knowing in almost every project and project stage ranging from conceptual planning to realization.
Diverse artists and designers are constantly cooperating with us as well as partners from other institutions. Actually we are a growing network of mutually supporting art & design specialists.
Over the last years Julia & the studio have realized projects in cooperation with for example the Academy of Art and Design Basel, the Deutsche Bildung, FFM, the Museum for Communication FFM/ The Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, Kunstraum FFM; the Schader-Stiftung Darmstadt, European School of Design FFM, and promoted and engaged with works by artists & designers around the world such as Gerhard Richter, Tobias Rehberger, Ed Ruscha, Rainer Dissel, Christine De La Garenne, Christiane Feser, Sandra Mann, Hella Jongerius, Superrr Lab, amongst many others.
Where to find us
The studio & gallery is located in the heart of the medieval city Seligenstadt, the birthplace of the famous artist Memling, about 30 minutes from Frankfurt/Main or 15 minutes from Aschaffenburg. Our own large exhibition space is where unique art and design pieces invite for contemplation, but it is primarily the hub from which all our projects for our clients are coordinated and realized.