Pierre Kracht (*1979) works as a freelance designer and artist since his graduation in 2008. His creative and poetic work is based on his enthusiasm for the improvised and the notion of imperfection. The aesthetic objects he develops in his studio reside somewhere between art and design. 

Fascinated by the improvisational skills of Turkish craftsmen, he began traveling to Istanbul in 2012 and continues frequent visits to support the craftsmen and to draw inspiration from their way of working. 


He is co-founder of the design brand FREMDFORM, founder of the "Mit Grüßen aus Istanbul" (Greetings from Istanbul) workshop series and initiator of the experimental design project Istanbul'dan. He teaches classes at the FH Dortmund occasionally and has led workshops for the Bilgi University Istanbul and other institutions. His works have been exhibited internationally and sold in auction houses like Pierre Bergé in Paris, Cornette de Saint Cyr in Brussels or the Dorotheum in Vienna. 

Nominated & Awarded


2014   Eunique Award 2014, Ausgezeichnet

2010   Designpreis Deutschland, Nachwuchsdesigner 2011, Nominiert

2009  Designpreis Deutschland, Nachwuchsdesigner 2010, Nominiert

2009  Designtalents, D3 contest, Shortlistet



2016  "Masterpiece Beyoglu", Istanbul Bilgi University

2015  "Chaos und Ordnung", Mit Grüßen aus Istanbul

2014  "Design Manual for Tourists", IN.FORMAL academy
2014  "Licht", Mit Grüßen aus Istanbul

2013  "Die limitierte Edition und das Einzelstück", Fachhochschule Dortmund
2012  "Morethandesign", Made in Sishane, Istanbul Design Biennale


2018    Collect 2018, Mint, London

2017    MetaCrafts, SpringShow, Mint, London 

2017    Istanbul`dan, Passagen, Köln

2016    The Wall – Nieuwe German Gestaltung, Biennale Interieur, Kortrijk
2016    Uncover, Formschau, Mannheim
2016    Dwell on Design, Convention Center, LA
2016    Refugium, Nieuwe German Gestaltung, State of Design, Berlin
2016    Urban Shapeshifters, State of Design, Berlin
2016    Design Auktion, Cornette de Saint CYR, Brüssel
2016    Pure Design, IMM Cologne, Köln
2016    Passagen, Köln
2015    Eunique, Karlsruhe
2015    Designers Fair, Passagen, Köln
2014    Design Biennale Istanbul, IN.FORMAL academy, Istanbul
2014    Eunique, Karlsruhe
2014    Designers Fair, Passagen, Köln
2013    renaiscience, Maison&Objet, Paris
2013    Design Auktion, Dorotheum, Wien
2012    Design Biennale Istanbul, Made in Şişhane, Istanbul
2012    Inauguration, Castle Hill, Design Centrum Kielce
2012    Designers Fair, Passagen, Köln
2011    Blickfang, Basel
2011    Designers Fair, Passagen, Köln
2010    Design Auktion, Pierre Berge & Associes, Brüssel
2010    Ausstellung, Arteversum, Düsseldorf
2010    Design Auktion, Pierre Berge & Associes, Brüssel
2010    Dortmund.Kreativ.stars, Heimatdesign, Dortmund
2010    300++ Urban Life Culture, Contain Gallery, Köln
2010    Pur, Kultpur, Berlin
2010    Designers Fair, Passagen, Köln
2009    Dortmund.Kreativ.stars, Heimatdesign, Dortmund
2009    ‚Wishlist’ Li Edelkoort, Pierre Berge & Associes, Brüssel
2009    Nieuwe Vormgeving uit Duitsland, Waterland Museum, Purmerend
2009    Prophets and Penitants, Mailand
2009    Parallele, Art cologne, Köln
2009    Surface, Transvversale, Dortmund
2009    d3 design talents contest, Imm cologne, Köln
2008    schauraum, Dortmund
2007    Szene1, symposium für szenografie, Dortmund
2006    Entry, Zeche Zollverein, Essen
2006    d3 school, Imm cologne, Köln