we like IDEAS

Since 2003 a team of 10 product and media designers, programmers and nerds, visionaries and pragmatists have been unremittingly busy to reinvent the wheel at rutan. Here, every day good ideas are brought to live and application.

We can’t hold our fingers nor our heads still to draw up new designs, programs, products, even whole rooms, that make the world more beautiful – and more functional, funny, astounding, bigger, better, nicer…


rutan and natur(e).
rutan designs holistic solutions in graphics, IT applications, product design and architecture and develops innovative concepts for interactions and environments. Like in other models for corporate culture, natural procedures and processes are the force behind every complex organization system and each individual work operation that we face. The seed of a magnificent idea is the foundation for the growth of great collaborations that get down to the root of success. The German anagram of the name “rutan” is “Natur”, because great ideas are in our nature…



rutan’s idea emporium


To be continued...
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10 years

10 years of success for rutan and pit green. That calls for a celebration!


March 2013
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We keep on growing...

... at that’s not only with our challenges. In late 2010 we acquire the advertising agency vividprojects – and everything moves to rutan.


September 2010
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We now train apprentices.

With our change in location come changes in personnel.


August 2009
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Early birds

In June 2009 we found Earlsteet: a free network of creative people developing cultural interim concepts for and inhabiting unused or temporarily vacant buildings and commercial spaces.

http://earlstreet.org


June 2009
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New Office, new opportunities

Then and now, full of love and full of ideas: Bleichstraße 8 in Darmstadt.


August 2008
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n'tisch

For our upcoming move, we need new furniture. So, we simply invent and produce our own tables for office and living room.


June 2008
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The first home of our own.

The move to Pallaswiesenstraße 26 in 2005 opens new doors to space and ideas.


February 2005
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Award-winning pit.

Our first year in business brings our first award: the Nike Play Award for innovation in sports gear.



May 2004
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pit green is born.

9 months later we welcome our first child. We call him ‘pit’.

http://pitgreen.com


January 2004
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Found – create – establish

It all starts in 2003: the 3 charming founding fathers Oliver Johannson, Axel Hildenbrand and Jörg Meister start rutan.


March 2003

Our name is programme! So, please dont print this Web page, and do something good for the environment.