Ranra is a London / Reykjavík based Design studio specialising in transitional outerwear pieces designed for both nature and the urban environment.
The studio produces in Italy, using performance oriented, sustainably sourced fabrics and a mix of sportswear inspired techniques contrasted with artisanal hand-dyed finishes.
The studio is built around collaborative working practices and a commitment to thinking through an expanded definition of design. Alongside producing seasonal collections, Ranra engages in multifaceted projects operating at a range of scales from textile development and product design to knowledge production and systems-level interventions. These projects act as a space for poetic yet pragmatic experimentation that challenges existing industry practices and forever questions how and why something is made.
Ranra was founded by Arnar Mar Jonsson and Luke Stevens, both graduates of the Royal College of Art’s prestigious Menswear programme.
Ranra merges tradition and innovation, exploring expanded definitions of function, durability and performance through a design-led, holistic approach to sustainability.
The studio’s aim is to add more of a human touch to performance based clothing; one that extends beyond materials and manufacturing to consider how the wearer's relationship with a piece evolves over time, how well a certain piece performs, or what we’re asking of it.
Ranra’s poetic yet pragmatic experimentation challenges existing industry practices and continually questions how and why something is made. The studio’s approach is an acknowledgement that better design, and definitions of sustainability, should extend beyond clothes all the way to infrastructure. Things you might not see, but can feel.