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Nominated by:

Marcel Kampman
creative director
Meppel, Netherlands

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Birgitta Ralston

Designer / Founder | Ralston & Bau

Dale i Sunnfjord, Norway

"Designs that relate to people"

Generally thinking:

Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Global Issues
Sustainability & Environment
Government & Community
Creativity & Design

My tags:

ArtCommunityInterior DesignProduct DesignSocial ChangeStrategy GeneralSustainability

Very good at:
+ Strategical design concepts
+ Product design and spaces with meaning and identity
+ Design Thinking

About me & my work:

I am a lead designer dedicated to crafting prospective scenarios and designing products and spaces. Interested in art and social issues I like to reveal new ideas that appear where they cross. My studio Ralston & Bau pursue the unexpected and unexplored for companies and organisations that relate to people and aim to contribute to a sustainable society. I enjoy to work with teams to develop scenarios that produce concepts and products that are truly relevant to people. With Alexandre Bau, I initiated the building of Transplant, a design centre on the West coast of Norway, that I directed from 2007 to 2012. We created the innovative material library Nordic Materials in 2005 and I am the Head of the research through design program Ideal Lab that we created in 2010.

My links:

Ideal Lab' | The Ideal Lab’ is a program that relocates the meaning of design to a social environment in mutation. In collaboration with research, arts, science, sociology, and industry the Ideal Lab’s goal is to define future needs, provide human results and realize future scenarios through tangible products and processes.

Ralston & Bau


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