‘This is a town of ingenuity’: Raunjiba Design Center wants to be a resource for artists, creatives. By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall
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The Raunjiba Design Center
1. Affordable rates for independent designers and startups.
2. Innovative ideas brought to life in the Brand Gallery!
3. Technologically proficient and prepared to navigate the most complex of creative challenges.
Provide artists with tools and support necessary for enhancing growth and professional development.
Insure RDC provides exceptional service becoming an asset to local businesses, schools, and independent home owners.
Teach and explore the use of technology as a tool in the creative process.
Engage with the local community as a cultural hub for creative expression, design and educational resources.
Encourage, initiate and develop successful arts initiatives for the betterment of the city of Baltimore and the global arts community.
RDC CORE VALUES
Trust, transparency, honor, compassion
Dedication to the advancements of the arts through experience, education and community connection.
Fearless in the face of change with the courage to take calculated risks.
Technology is a tool to broaden creative expression, doing it faster, safer, smarter!
Scott Tucker and Melani Dowdy Tucker, the duo behind the new Raunjiba Design Center (RDC) on 29th St. in Remington have called Brooklyn, the UK, and Washington D.C. home - but it’s Baltimore where they’re launching their unique Raunjiba Design Center. A creative showroom & design resource where artists and creatives of all stripes can bring ideas to reality.
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Local Black-Owned Design firm opens Innovative “Raunjiba Design Center” for artists, designers, builders, and creatives to take ideas from concept to reality
Scott Tucker and Melani Dowdy Tucker, the duo behind the new Raunjiba Design Center (RDC) on 29th St. in Remington have called Brooklyn, the UK, and Washington D.C. home - but it’s Baltimore where they’re launching their unique new concept: a collaborative space where artists, fabricators, and creatives of all stripes can come together to bring ideas to reality. The 10,000-square-foot space will feature a boutique of Melani’s Mellibelli designs where shoppers can purchase her one-of-a-kind upcycled, vintage clothing and jewelry.
Tucker, the artist, designer, fabricator, and builder behind Raunjiba, has had a 25-year career working with brands like NIKE, LVMH, and Evian France. In addition, his personal artwork is represented by the Bishop Gallery in New York City. The Bishop Gallery will have an exhibition space in the new Raunjiba Design Center and plans to bring high-profile works and collections through the space on a rotating basis.
“We are very excited to open the RDC and share our experience with the community. Our goal is to provide turn-key, hands-on creative support to Baltimore artists, makers and DIY’ers,” said Scott Tucker, Raunjiba’s founder.
On Friday August 27th 2021, RDC opened its doors to the arts community at large at their space at 527 W. 29th St. in Remington.
The Raunjiba Design Center is a one-stop shop for artists and community members alike to bring ideas to life. Whether working on a rowhome renovation and looking for custom-built shelving or furniture elements or a small business looking to prototype and bring to market new product offerings, the Raunjiba team will have offerings to bring concepts to life. They will offer: design consulting, wood and metal fabrication, CNC precision routing, laser engraving, 3D printing, and a white space A/V stage with chromakey backdrops for AR & VR content creation.
About The Raunjiba Design Center
The Raunjiba Design Center is a 10,000-square-foot facility in Baltimore’s Remington neighborhood and has been developed to provide support for artists, designers, builders, inventors, and creatives. Each department is ready and equipped to produce your drawings, fabricate your prototype, develop AR & VR experiences, package your content, and deliver your design to your social media target(s). In addition, the RDC features a boutique of Mellibelli designs where shoppers can purchase one-of-a-kind upcycled, vintage clothing and jewelry.
The Raunjiba Design Center supports our community by offering internships with local universities, conceptualizing and executing neighborhood beautification projects, and offering a variety of available workshops, studio art classes and tours for kids & adults.
We are proud to celebrate 25 years in design with the opening of the RAUNJIBA Design Center, "RDC" in NW Baltimore City.
This unique facility has been developed to provide support for artists, designers, builders, inventors and creatives.
Each department is ready and equipped to produce your drawings, fabricate your prototype, develop AR & VR experiences, package your content and deliver your design to your social media target(s).
The Raunjiba Design Center will support our community by offering internships with local universities, conceptualizing and executing neighborhood beautification projects and offering a variety of available workshops, studio art classes and tours for kids & adults..
Facility Services Include:
Wood & Metal Fabrication
CNC Precision Routing
VR (virtual reality and AR (augmented reality) content development.
Photographers, videographers, pod-casters and influencers can book time in the RDC stage & studio.
Curated events for artist & designers to show their work in RDC's FussWorthy Brand Gallery experience.
Display your work with AR embedded content to a global audience.
Scott Benjamin Tucker
CEO of RAUNJIBA Design Solutions LLC & founder of the RAUNJIBA furniture, RAUNJIBA Design Center Baltimore.
Co Founder of SCOUT Baltimore &
Co Founder of the Virtual Museum of Minority Heritage
Melani Dowdy - Tucker/
Designer / Project Coordinator
Owner of mellibelli
RAUNJIBA DESIGN CENTER
RAUNJIBA CREATIVE SOULTIONS
Bringing ideas to life through photorealistic 3D renderings,
stunning high-quality images, panoramas, and standard or 360° VR
videos for your project. Present your concept with life like detail,
cinematic production and high resolution textures. Interior design &
architecture, experiential installations, urban planning,
and landscape presentations.
RAUNJIBA is a licensed and insured Design Build firm that specializes in creating curated furnishings and accessories for the luxury home and hospitality markets. As artists, designers, and builders, RAUNJIBA likely has a deep understanding of form, function, and aesthetics, which allows them to create unique and beautiful pieces.
RAUNJIBA's step-by-step support through the design, planning, and fabrication phases may be particularly valuable for customers who may not have experience with these processes. www.raunjiba.com
find a perfect fitting pair of jeans, a fun t-shirt, a few eccentric pieces of jewelry and a fly handbag or two. My goal is to create something unique that becomes a key piece in your wardrobe.”
RAUNJIBA GALLERY STORE
Welcome to our luxury home store, where art and culture collide to create a unique and inspiring shopping environment. Our store features a carefully curated collection of hand crafted home decor and accessories from around the world, all with a focus on exceptional design, craftsmanship, and quality.
Stunning displays of furniture, textiles, lighting, and other home goods, all arranged to invite you in to explore and discover. Each item possess beauty, functionality, and cultural significance, creating a rich and diverse shopping experience.
The store also features cutting-edge Augmented Reality technology that allows you to customize, order, and purchase items with just a touch of a screen. With AR-enabled tablets, you can see how different pieces will look in your home, experiment with different colors and finishes, and even create custom designs that are tailored to your unique taste and style. email@example.com
RDC PEOPLES GALLERY
Is one of the facilities greatest resources are 2600 square foot of white walled gallery space with 14' - 20' open ceiling, gallery lighting and concrete floors.