We are dedicated to give each design a sense of meaning and personality. Designs that relate to people. The studio deliver performant design solutions in the shape of objects and identity into public spaces. Integrating innovative materials into it's creations, Ralston & Bau is aiming for a sustainable design.


26 August 2014

Keys launch

We are very happy to announce the launch of our new furniture design collection for Vestnes Ocean: Keys. It is revealed to the public at the largest oil world fair ONS in Stavanger (Norway) as we speak.

24 July 2014

Call for participation

Ideal Lab’ invited artisans and designers to participate in a workshop and develop objects within “Replanted Identity” to be exhibited in a touring exhibition in 2015. Read more here

2 April 2014

Birgitta Ralston at TED

At TEDxNantes, Birgitta Ralston talked about Ideal Lab’, a program with the ambition to design beautiful meaning.
The Ideal Lab relocate the meaning of design to a social environment in mutation, to define future needs and realise future scenarios through tangible products and processes. She shows results from themes like elders participation, food waste and neighbourhood empathy.

23 January 2014

250.000m2 project

We just learned that we have been selected to compete for the new hospital CHU Nantes in France with an amazing team ! AIA architects and Mr Souto de Moura, architect who has been rewarded with the Pritzker prize in 2011. The CHU Nantes is going to be the largest french hospital complex with over 200.000 m2 and we are part of the team to bring an edge into the interior design and public spaces.

8 October 2013

Label VIA 2013

We are very proud to announce that our lighting design Shroom got rewarded in France with the Label VIA 2013, given to perfect collaborations between producers and designers. The exhibition will tour in France in six large cities.

5 September 2013

RAFF 2013

Ralston & Bau has been selected to be part of RAFF 2013, the Design Week of Bergen city in Norway. Shroom is exhibited in Festplassen until the 16th of September 2013.

31 May 2013

Palais Royal

Shroom designed by Ralston & Bau and produced by SaintLuc will be exhibited in the Palais Royal gardens in Paris during the Design Week 2013 from the 9th to the 13th of September 2013 within the LINcroyable. Afterwards, Shroom will also tour to Florence in Italy.

15 April 2013

Winner of the Red Dot design award

Shroom designed by Ralston & Bau has won the prestigious red dot award 2013 in the product design category. The product was selected by a jury of international experts for its high technological content, innovation and flawless formal styling, confirming Shroom‘s excellence in the lighting Industry. This success will be celebrated on the 1st of July 2013 in Essen, Germany.

2 April 2013

Shroom exhibited in MOST 2013 in Milano

We are proudly exhibiting in the space curated by Tom Dixon at MOST in Milano during the Design Fair with Shroom produced by SaintLuc. See you all there.

20 March 2013

Ideal Lab’ at Les Ateliers in Nantes

The investigative work made the last years within Transplant and Ideal Lab’ is attracting interest in France. The 28th of March, Ralston & Bau is invited to share knowledge from the Precious Food theme at the Les Ateliers “Green Creativity” in Nantes, France.