Alexandre Bau

Alexandre Ralston Bau

Høgskolelektor
Avdeling for design
Telefon:
Epost:alexandre.bau[at]khib.no
Kontor:KOgt

Alexandre is the founder of Ralston & Bau. He has a Master in Product & Furniture Design from the Art & Design School of Rennes in France (MA Design / EESAB).

He started his career in luxury retail and hospitality architecture in Paris where, in 2001, he founded the studio with Birgitta Ralston, swedish-american designer.
In 2003, he moved to the norwegian west coast, where he built a collaborative design centre that opened on the West coast of Norway in 2007: Transplant. Its 600m2 headquarter is designed by Attila Eris, Senior architect at Renzo Piano Studio at that time.
Since 2005, by creating Nordic Materials (innovative material network), he is engaged in material technology and sustainability within design and architecture. Alexandre was Evaluator for the European Commission and FP7 proposals and part of EU projects consortium, such as InnoMatNet. Merging high skills in conceptual and product design with deep interest in technological innovation and prospective research, Alexandre make sure all Ralston & Bau studio projects keep their competitive edge. Since August 2015, he is Assistant Professor at the Design Department of the Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Norway.

Awards                                                                                                    

2015            100% Norway, London 2015, Norwegian Center for Design and Architecture 

2014            Label VIA 2013 with Shroom, VIA, France 
                   Awarded each year at trade shows by the Valuation Committee of Innovation in Furnishing, VIA                        Labels related to goods or collections of products launched on the market that apply in a relevant                    and original, innovative approach in terms of materials, technology, function or style.    

2013            Red Dot Design Award 2013, Germany
                   The product design competition has existed since 1955. Its award, the “reddot”, is an                                    internationally recognised quality seal.                                    

2012            100% Norway, London                                                                                                                        Norwegian Design Council                                                           

2012            Professional Food Design Notable of the 2012 Core77
                   Design Awards Core77

Selected public talks and assignements                                                

2016            Lab of Labs (workshop), Design & The City, Amsterdam
2015            Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris / Curators
2015            Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne / Curators
2015            The Marseille-Mediterranean College of Art and Design, Fr
2014            Scandinavian Design Group, Oslo
2014            France Design, Milano / Italy
2014            Tough, Bergen / Norway
2013            Innomanet summer school, London / Jury                                              
2013            Creative industries, Saint Nazaire 
2013            Les Ateliers 2013, Nantes 
2012            100% Norway, London
2012            Beyond Risør Design Biennial, Risør
2011            PICNIC, Amsterdam / Food Rituals
2011            West Norway Museum of Decorative Arts, Bergen / Brukbart LIFT11, Geneva 
2010            International Design Biennial of Saint Etienne / Ideal Lab'                           
2010            Redesign Festival, Bergen

Exhibitions

2016            Les Docks – Le Cité de la Mode et du Design
2016            Norwegian tour, Samfunnshus, Florø
2016            Kraft, Bergen, Vågsalmenningen 12
2015            Ideal Lab / International Biennale Saint-Etienne 2015
                   Replanted Identity
2015            French tour
                   Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne
                   Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Saint-Etienne
2015            Le Garage, 40 rue des Halles in Saint-Nazaire

KU-fokus:

the Small Houses, or a new living metabolism
En samling av rimelige flytende boenheter som driftast «off-the-grid», land & flytende småbolig økosystem vil være et gjennombrudd, som bærekraftig alternativ for byplanleggere og politiske ledere for å tilby en moderne måte å være en del av et by: som ansvarlig, engasjert, autonom, fleksibel og tilkoblede borger.
Hver land/flytende enhet vil produsere sin egen energi (for eksempel biomasse, solenergi, micro vindmølle), og vil levere en moderne design (interiør, møbler, skrog) foreslår en vennlig måte å slappe av, være sosial, arbeid, spise, og dette for enhver sosial klasse og generasjon. Kollektive moduler som for eks. flytende hager, gårder, samle rom eller offentlig transport vil bli inkludert.

Publisert: 14.08.2015 av Rebeca Torres Oppdatert: 25.11.2016 av Rebeca Torres