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.


27 January 2015: Ideal lab’ at the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2015

The designs and art produced in Ideal Lab Replanted Identity in 2014 has been selected to take part in the Biennale in 2015.
It will be shown in a dedicated exhibition of 110 m2. Ralston & Bau is exhibiting three new creations: les Lamaneurs (urban furniture), Svele (serving plates) and Storm (vases).

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.

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.

24 June 2012: Jury member for Design Awards

Birgitta Ralston is a jury member for the design awards EDF Sustainable Design Challenge. The awards focuses on the materialisation of day-to-day energy efficient solutions for a better quality of life. On June 28th the award ceremony selecting the design most likely to “Encourage responsible energy behaviour for better living” takes place in London.