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NYCxDesign | Aged 10 Years Previews

May 24, 2019

In celebration of its 10 year anniversary, Rich Brilliant Willing hosted a series of preview events surrounding the theme of Aged 10 Years.

The menu explored the different ways in which food can be aged—from pickling and curing to dehydrating. Each dish played with various elements of preservation and how these processes lend a sense of durability to otherwise fragile produce. A tasting of three wines from 2009, all showing freshness and vitality despite their age, echoed the timelessness of good design. The 10 year celebration included a preview of RBW's latest collection, AllSew, a modular scalable pendant inspired by the luminosity of lanterns and the lightweight, collapsible efficiency of kites. 

Photography by Federica Carlet, Event Production by Nikki Cohen, Catering by Greenings Fine Foods

 

 

NYCxDesign | 10 Year Anniversary Party

May 24, 2019

Rich Brilliant Willing has turned 10 years old this year and we celebrated during NYCxDesign Week at the newly opened Sister City Rooftop. Sister City is just a few blocks away from RBW’s birthplace, a humble basement on Chrystie street which acted as an incubator for our very first product ideas. A few years down the line and we now have worked on a hotel building lit almost entirely with RBW fixtures. Our newest sconce Dimple is in every guest room in the 200-room hotel, resulting from a two year collaboration with Sister City. There’s nothing like a New York City rooftop to make you feel like the sky is truly the limit.

Visit Us During NYCxDesign

May 13, 2019

May 13th - May 22nd 2019, 10AM - 6PM  

 
Experience the Patterns of Light exhibition for the launch of AllSew, a new luminous pendant collection, during design week at our Soho showroom. View the installation of oversize textile pendants made from heavyweight sailcloth that pushes the boundaries of scale while providing a delicate heft and visual weight to a space.

Photography by Federica Carlet

AllSew is a new modular pendant tailored for workspaces, and equally suited for a wide range of residential, hospitality, and contract settings. Designed for tiled, large-scale installations, AllSew creates voluminous, architectural ceiling scapes for an impactful statement. The collection's weightless volume and pared-down design recall classic Akari paper lanterns, and take inspiration from the material language of kites: lightweight, collapsible structures that combine technical fabrics and composite rods. The shade is sewn from a durable and luminous, specialty sailcloth, while its interior framework is made from thin, gently pliable rods engineered for strength under tension and ease of assembly.

Salone: Tell Me More Rapt Studio × RBW × Erik Bruce

April 08, 2019

Award-winning interdisciplinary design agency Rapt Studio presents Tell Me More, their debut installation at Salone del Mobile featuring Rich Brilliant Willing as their exclusive lighting partner. Their immersive, interactive exhibit displays a grand installation of Vitis, Centro Pendants, and Crisp Sconces along the walls.

photography: Eric Laignel

Tell Me More aims to explore the intersection of spatial experience and emotional connection, offering visitors the opportunity to experience a microcosm of a Rapt-designed environment. Inspired by the feeling of entering a beloved space, the two-part installation consists of an arrival chamber and expansive lounge, which serve as a backdrop to explore human connection.

As guests first enter the space, they are greeted by small circular, drapery-clad “stages” –personal theaters. Each stage presents guests with a question posed by the stranger who came before them. Upon reflecting, visitors are asked to leave a query for the next guest and transition beyond the mirrored walls into the lounge.

In the lounge, guests gather underneath a living collage created by a shower of lights that hang from the vault ceiling. Among the lights hang threads, from which the questions posed in the personal theaters reappear to encourage guests to consider their answers, strike up conversations, and make personal connections with those around them.

See you there.

RBW x Rapt Studio for Salone del Mobile

March 19, 2019

Award-winning interdisciplinary design agency Rapt Studio presents Tell Me More, their debut installation at Salone del Mobile featuring Rich Brilliant Willing as their exclusive lighting partner. Their immersive, interactive exhibit displays a grand installation of Vitis, Centro Pendants, and Crisp Sconces along the walls.

Tell Me More aims to explore the intersection of spatial experience and emotional connection, offering visitors the opportunity to experience a microcosm of a Rapt-designed environment. Inspired by the feeling of entering a beloved space, the two-part installation consists of an arrival chamber and expansive lounge, which serve as a backdrop to explore human connection.

As guests first enter the space, they are greeted by small circular, drapery-clad “stages” –personal theaters. Each stage presents guests with a question posed by the stranger who came before them. Upon reflecting, visitors are asked to leave a query for the next guest and transition beyond the mirrored walls into the lounge.

In the lounge, guests gather underneath a living collage created by a shower of lights that hang from the vault ceiling. Among the lights hang threads, from which the questions posed in the personal theaters reappear to encourage guests to consider their answers, strike up conversations, and make personal connections with those around them.

General Exhibit Information:

  • Exhibit Title: Tell Me More
  • General Dates and Opening Times: 
  • April 9-13 10:00-20:00
    April 14 10:00-18:00
    Location: Ventura Centrale, Via Ferrante Aporti 15bis, 20125 Milano, Italy
  • Hashtags: #TellMeMore #RaptxSalone

RBW Holiday Party 2018

December 18, 2018

This year to celebrate the holidays and to give a big thank you to some of our top clients, we invited them into our showroom for a night of live music, specialty cocktails, and great company. Hanging from the ceiling as a vine-like structure was our most recent statement piece - Vitis, a dramatically draped statement chandelier combining light, translucency and fluidity of form.

 

 

 

Photography by Federica Carlet 

ADFF Short Film Walk

October 12, 2018

This year we have partnered up with Ercol to participate in ADFF Short Films Walk. Numerous showrooms in the Soho neighborhood presented a loop of ADFF-curated selection of short films centered around architecture and design. 

 

 

Dim-to-Dark Technology

August 21, 2018

As part of our constantly growing list of premium features, RBW is excited to introduce Dim-to-Dark technology.

Shown above: Queue Sconce 24 in Natural finish with 0-10V control
Smooth dimming from 100% to 0.1% is achieved through the use of eldoLED Drivers which minimize the flicker commonly seen in LED lighting fixtures. Natural and gradual changes in brightness occur smoothly from 0.1% brightness, which looks nearly off to the human eye, and ranges to 100% brightness.
The Vitis collection explores seamless integration of lighting via recessed and concealed components to complement the precise control offered by Dim-to-Dark technology. The remote driver allows for sleek application in a wide array of architectural spaces. Working together, these facets of cutting edge technology create a flawless, flicker-free dimming experience.

Explore premium dimming in our linear collections, Branch and Queue, as well as our latest Statements collection, Vitis.

For inquiries and further information, feel free to reach out to sales@richbrilliantwilling.com.

 

IP Rated Lighting

August 09, 2018

Rich Brilliant Willing is proud to offer IP rated light fixtures for interior and exterior applications.

IP ratings are given to fixtures after rigorous laboratory testing. It verifies how protected a fixture is within damp or wet settings while determining if water can get inside a fixture which could cause potential damage. It also determines the permeability of dust. Fixtures are rated on how impervious their surfaces are to solid and liquid, from fingers and small drops of water to fine dust and full submergence.

 

Zone 2 refers to fixtures that could withstand wet settings while Zone 1 is subjected to fixtures that can withstand damp settings (See Image above).For lighting next vanities, IP 44 is recommended and BranchQueue or Chip are great products to address these needs.

IP ratings are available in a number of RBW fixtures. For further Light Reading on Understanding IP Certification. For inquiries and further information, feel free to reach out sales@richbrilliantwilling.com.

RBW featured in Dezeen

August 01, 2018

 

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