art & design studio

We work in diverse domains of the arts including painting, photography, graphics, sculpture, product design, and other sorts of the arts.

We offer consulting services for business clients, we 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.

We are experts in curating design & art exhibitions, not just in our own gallery space, but especially for business clients as well as museums & other public institutions nationally and internationally. 

Our Vision

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 (wo)men and men 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, 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 gender equal, diverse, 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 is/are just, reasonable, 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 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 the studio & gallery

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.

We would be very happy to hear from you,

wether you just want to look around in our gallery,

you are interested in unique art & design pieces,

you want to build up responsible art and design collections or

 you  want to foster the aesthetic & sustainable engagement of your employees.

Due to the current Corona situation, we would like to ask you to make an appointment in advance by mail or telephone.