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ICFF 2013

May 23, 2013


It was a wonderful experience at the ICFF this year.  Our morning bagels and afternoon olives with wine made for great conversations with many of our visitors.  We were excited to meet so many interesting people for the first time and pleased to finally put a face to so many names we are in touch with over the phone and email.

Thank you for visiting our booth and getting to know us and our brand.  We would love to have you visit our studio in Brooklyn and see firsthand how many of our products are made.  All visits do require an appointment and a 6 pack of your choice!  We look forward to seeing you again and we look forward to working with many of you in the year ahead.

-The RBW Team

RBW Named ICFF 'Top 3 Innovator' by ArtInfo

May 21, 2013

"This ICFF, the trio of [RISD] graduates launched the Gala Chandelier, a household-friendly lighting fixture that marks a departure from prior space-age LED statement pieces..."

Read the full story and view the slideshow here:


Fast Company - Inside look at RBW

May 18, 2013

RBW talks shop and shares their approach to making, article by Jordan Kushins.

The Sounds of RBW

May 07, 2013

RBW is a musical place. If you ever stop by our studio you will hear our resident DJ, Olivia.  She plays some of the best beats from around the world from the start of the day to the closing of shop. You will be bright eyed and chipper, tapping your feet or dancing in your seat. At 5 pm you can hear our 5 at 5 cow bell.  If rung unenthusiastically we demand a repeat. It calls us to gather as a team and get cracking on a quick clean up of our mess. The latest addition to the sounds of RBW is a 22 inch Wuhan gong.  It was decided that it would be struck in celebration of our successes.  Here at Rich Brilliant Willing we celebrate those big and small.  It is said that teams and organizations that celebrate success create more success. So, if the gong takes you by surprise and you jump out of your chair, just soak up the good vibrations, because the future is looking bright.

We have a winner!

May 02, 2013

Our fabulous intern Fahmida Lam has WON 1st Prize in her Pratt Institute for the Umbra Design Competition in 2013.

Congratulations Fahmida!!


Thoughts on the future: Forbes.com

April 29, 2013

An insightful Forbes.com article by Bruce Dorminey on the far future of domestic living, ideas for living 100+ years from now. Read into our collective destiny for the domestic landscape of objects.

Also a great picture of Larry on top of the Fawn Coffee Table.

Euroluce L04

April 10, 2013

Pictures of RBW stand L04 at Euroluce! View more at Facebook

Advice to students: Applying for Architecture Jobs

March 20, 2013

A student recently wrote us asking about going from product/ ID/ furniture background into an architecture career.

Here are some tips to make your portfolio speak to an architect, not just the product designer:

-Demonstrate construction understanding (Show details, section views of materials in layers)
-Think relative scale (Scale figure, ghosted silhouette of a person next to your object)
-Material use: Show flat elevation views of interiors using Photoshop to collage materials & finishes (again, include scale figure)
-Show some 3d hand sketches of architectural spaces (a good hand sketch communicates atmosphere and is vague enough for interpretation)
-Use conceptual diagrams to explain your big idea in simple abstraction
-Pick an architectural specialty and apply your ideas & skills to one area (hospitality, workplace, retail, residential, etc.)

Anyone with a product background can offer relevant perspective and knowledge to an architecture firm. Material, finish and construction details are of particular applicability. One way I would expect the product designer to demonstrate this unique offering would be the ability to create detailed shop drawings, like banquette seating for the hospitality niche... because of intimate knowledge of furniture construction. Not only is this valuable to hospitality architecture, it also explains why you have a product background but are applying for a job at an architecture firm.

DWR 110 Greene St Opening Party

March 18, 2013

Charles, Theo Adrienne & Sara Jane visited the newly renovated and redesigned DWR showroom location Thursday night.

DWR LED Floor Lamp design by Rich Brilliant Willing.

RBW on Instagram

March 12, 2013


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