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Birgitta Ralston

Idealist Designer & Head of Ideal Village | Ralston & Bau

Dale i Sunnfjord, Norway

"Idealist life, art and design connect people, the planet and a society in mutation."

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 & Mentoring

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:

Idealist movement | An art, design and life movement connecting people, the planet and a society in mutation. The Idealists is an open Movement, that direct an “Idealist” way of considering art, design and life. As citizens, institutions and companies, we have a responsibility for the world’s environmental and people’s social well being. Together, with a bottom up approach, the Idealists tackle societal themes, within their own fields and local context. We are joined by a common approach, a Manifesto and a desire to bring about solutions to societal challenges.

Ralston & Bau | Ralston & Bau pursue the unexpected and unexplored for companies and organisations that relate to people and aim to contribute to a sustainable society. We deliver scenarios, objects and space design.

@birgittaralston

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