Though a bit a thing of the past, tanning beds in Neukölln, Berlin, where R.T.CO is based, are quite abundant. Just like the sun, they send out ultraviolet radiation. During Berlin winters with little or no sun, tanning beds stay installed throughout the city, possibly giving its inhabitants a golden tan associated with a look of healthy chic.
R.T.CO has commissioned design agency Deutsche & Japaner together with Lisa Diandra Krueger to work on a set of photos on tanning beds. Though the images are of real objects, they may seem like computer generated images at first sight.