rAndom International

The greatest common denominators
Posted by Gestalten—02/2009

Working at the intersection of science, design and art, Stuart Wood, Flo Ortkrass and Hannes Koch are not just interested in designing unique design products, but inventing and creating interactive, experiential installations by marrying high-end digital and analog worlds. The trio founded their collective rAndom International in 2002, after receiving their Masters from the Royal College of Art. They have managed an impressive list of projects from PixelRoller, a paint roller that prints digital information in pixels to their recent AUDIENCE installation at the Royal Opera House in London, where they positioned digitally guided mirrors that engaged and followed the movements of the visitors. Experimentation and meticulous research are essential for rAndom International who has already won numerous awards and gained commissions by a diverse range clients and artists such as Philips Design, the BBC, MetaDesign, Studio von Klier, Olafur Eliasson, PearsonLloyd and Audi Design. Gestalten paid them a visit in their studio in London's East End.

A production by Gestalten Script Editor: Ole Wagner Camera: Paul Teverini Editor: Andrea Cadorin Producer: Markus Hollmann-Loges Location: London Music: Gymnopedie v1.01 by Vorpal, www.myspace.com/vorpal Copyright 2009 Die Gestalten Verlag GmbH und Co. KG

TAPE

An Excursion Through the World of Adhesive Tapes
Posted by Gestalten—07/2012

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Posted by Gestalten—01/2015

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Posted by Angie—01/2015

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A Conversation with Furniture Designer Sebastian Herkner
Posted by Gestalten—01/2015

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Talk with Marko Ahtisaari and Ville Kokkonen on the skills, traditions, and ambitions of contemporary Finnish design and its enduring values
Posted—01/2015

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The Great Wide Open featured in The Independent on Sunday's February 8 issue.

Barley & Hops recommended in the January 2 issue of Il venerdì di Repubblica.

Does This Happen to Everyone? reviewed in the Winter 2014 issue of The School Librarian journal.

3-page interview with Monocle editor Tyler Brûlé published in the magazine supplement to Belgian daily De Morgen.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured in the New York Post's October 2 issue. "Filled with detail-rich reporting, the hardcover features entrepreneurial ideas, case studies of successful businesses and Monocle's great design."

Out of the Blue featured in Deutsche Welle Euromaxx's interview with Ville Kokkonen, Design Director of Artek.

Das Craft-Bier Buch in the December 14 issue of Welt am Sonntag.

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