is a design studio founded in 2017 by Philipp Eibach, Josua Putzke and Nehemia Turban in Berlin. We see ourselves as storytellers whose characters are objects put in scene by the laws of physics.
Together with a team of experts we design, craft and engineer physical experiences that convey information on an intuitive level.
Our clients range from agencies, organizations, entrepreneurs, architects, interior designers to individuals.
Joshua brings the spirit of research and discovery into play. Precision in analogue and digital tools is his metier. He is happiest when things fit together precisely and even unimaginable ideas become reality.
Besides being studio and project manager, Nehemia takes care of visual documentation. Through his time in film and television, he has developed a good sense for documenting design visually.
Inspired by his involvement with scientific topics and conceptual art, Philipp spends his time with idea creation, as well as project conception and communication.
our team of freelance experts
our network of partners
We all know the power of a good story. A well told narrative captures our attention, makes us identify with the protagonists and takes us on an emotional journey. Or like an ancient proverb puts it: "Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in heart forever.”
At RLON, we tell stories not by words, but by objects, movement and light. In order to convey your message, we bring things to life, give them personality and put them in relationship with your audience.
Studies have shown that experiences made on a physical level, can establish deeper patterns of understanding, reasoning and engagement, then those on a mental level only. Having a body with various sensorimotor capacities, we constantly map ourselves in the physical world. The so call ‘extended mind thesis’ even suggests, that our mind treats familiar objects as if they were an extension of the mind itself.
In any case, there is a subconscious feedback loop between our brain and our surroundings. Changes on the outside lead to changes on the inside. And probably also vice versa.
Given this ubiquitous connection with the physical world, it is a powerful place for designers to mediate messages and plant ideas.
Physical storytelling dissolves the boundary between the plot and the reader. It puts the observer right inside the story. And we can feel it is real, we have this sense of realness. It is deeply wired in our brains for good reasons: real fire can be a threat, the video of a fire rather not.
Although the digital imitation of reality get more and more immersive, we humans still can distinguish between a real physical and a synthesized happening.
Bypassing the possible misunderstandings of spoken language, physical storytelling can convey messages independent from cultural conditioning and thereby
we intuitively understand the meaning of objects and
Our relationship with the physical world
and give intuitive access to complex topics.
We have a sense for realness and authenticity.