Brousse & Ruddigkeit is a French-German design studio founded 2015 in Berlin.
Lea Brousse and Raban Ruddigkeit work as conceptors, graphic designers, and illustrators. Together they build a concept for corporate design which allows a brand to be more flexible, media-neutral, and – most of all – open. Their so-called code-design is based on thinking without logos, but with elements that are simple, recognisable, and very dynamic.
Lea Brousse and Raban Ruddigkeit work also as editors and designers for successful international publications like Typodarium, Photodarium (both with editor Lars Harmsen), Freistil – The Book of Illustrators and Berlin Design Digest (together with editor Robert Eysoldt). Brousse & Ruddigkeit’s Graphic Comments for the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel received the award “Illustration of the Year” by the Visual Lead Academy in 2016.
Lea Brousse was born in Provence, in France in 1984. In 2004 she completed her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology GCEA level. After that she studied Product Design at the first ESAAT Roubaix, and received a BTEC Higher National Diploma in product design in 2006. She moved to Venice and in 2009 obtained a Master’s degree in Product Industrial Design from the University of Architecture IUAV. Afterwards, she worked as a designer for Teodolinda (Venice), Glow (Berlin) and many others. From 2012 to 2014 she was Lead Designer at Zafin (North America). She also works as an illustrator, published the book Ficktogram, and is living in Berlin.
Raban Ruddigkeit was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1968. In the 1980s he co-founded the first and last fanzine of the GDR. After ten years as designer for magazines and ten years as art director in advertising (e.g. Scholz & Friends, Jung von Matt), he has been linking since 2009 these two worlds in his own Berlin studio. To date he has won more than 100 national and international awards (Cannes Design Lion, European Design Award, ADC Europe…). In 2012 his atelier was awarded as “Rookie Agency of the Year” by Art directors club and KfW Banking Group. In 2013 he has published his first monography Rapport. Raban Ruddigkeit has lectured and taught in Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt and Berlin, where he lives since 1996. Since 2016 Raban Ruddigkeit is teaching at Münster School of Design.
All our talks are for free (whether you are a member or not), held in English, at the auditorium of the MUDAM (the "Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean") in Luxembourg.
Monobloc tells the story of the best-selling piece of furniture of all time. Estimates claim there are a billion of these cheap plastic chairs in use all over the world. This unassuming chair threatens our environment and good taste but is indispensable for millions of people to whom a chair is a chair and nothing more. This is the tale of an object viewed through a critical eye on globalisation - a story that spans functionality and beauty, capitalism and sharing, consumption and recycling.