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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 and above is recommended and Branch, Crisp, Dimple and 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

 

Clerkenwell Design Week 2018

May 30, 2018

Rich Brilliant Willing brought the atmosphere and their LED fixtures to Clerkenwell Design Week for the first time this year. During Light, Clerkenwell Design Week’s lighting-focused trade exhibition , RBW unveiled a suite of new spring launches alongside a few of their newest and best-selling fixtures, marking their most comprehensive U.K. presentation to date. Light took place at Fabric nightclub, a former meatpacking cellar, where displayed was Pilot , a modular statement chandelier that hung from a 20-foot-high vaulted ceiling, while sconces illuminated the industrial surfaces of the interior’s walls.

  

  

 

NYCxDesign Week Party

May 29, 2018

As a break from our previous product presentations, we showcased our new explorations in OLED and 3D knitting technology to present a conceptual lighting installation for NYCxDesign week. “Light Inflection,” an installation that explores the possibilities of OLED technology during this past New York Design week. Located in the studio’s SoHo showroom, the installation includes five experimental lighting concepts based on our laboratory research on OLEDs, or organic light-emitting diodes. OLEDs are an emerging source of illumination that resemble thin sheets of light. On the forefront of LED technology, they have, until now, gone largely unexplored in the world of lighting design. To close off NYCxDesign week, we hosted a party to not only give our guests a first look of "Light Inflection" in our showroom but to also celebrate the publication of Studio O+A: Twelve True Tales of Workplace Design just out from FRAME Publishers for a night of drinks and canapés. 

 

 

RBW x Dezeen Panel

May 18, 2018

To kick off NYCxDesign Week, we hosted "Life on the Technological Frontier of Design", a panel discussion moderated by Dezeen US editor, Dan Howarth. We invited a group of manufacturers, architects, lighting and interior designers who have presented themselves as thought-leaders in their fields to discuss and converse on how technological advancement in materials, manufacturing and application have provoked and changed their design thinking.