On a particularly sunny Sunday RBW team members and their families gathered in Brooklyn Bridge Park for the annual RBW Family Picnic. Everyone enjoyed a gorgeous view of lower Manhattan and New York Harbor, some good food, and great company.
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.
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.
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.
Named after the Latin origin of vineyard, the vine-like structure beautifully stands out in the industrial surfaces of the venue. This new collection explores seamless integration of lighting to architecture via recessed and invisible components and perfects the control of dim-to-warm LEDs with smooth precision dimming.
Made of luminous double-walled glass orbs, to resemble grapes along a vine, houses a unique LED module that is looped and suspended from translucent electrical cords. Vitis is an achievement in lighting for atmosphere, sculptural form and translucent materiality unseen in any other product.
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RBW celebrated the debut of the newest statement piece, Vitis, a dramatically draped statement chandelier combining light, translucency and fluidity of form. We invited our top reps and VIP clients for a 2-day launch of fun, food, and drinks to be the first to view Vitis in it’s true form. Named Vitis, after the Latin origin of vineyard, the vine-like structure has attributes of glass, brilliance, sparkle, translucency and luminosity.
On day one of our launch, we introduced our new versatile and flexible statement collection to our guests to demonstrate our experimental approach to materials and construction in lighting design. To keep to the theme of transparency, we served our guests a custom menu of food and cocktails that complimented the orbs of Vitis.
We closed off our second day of the launch by throwing a party to celebrate our first West Coast debut. Simplicity, technology and creativity come together in this design and engineering marvel. Vitis is an achievement in lighting for atmosphere, sculptural form and translucent materiality unseen in any other product.
Wednesday May 16th, 6 - 8PM
Life on the Technological Frontier of Design - Panel Discussion moderated by Dezeen
As a highlight of our design week schedule, we are hosting a group of panelists 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. We will welcome panelists from BIG architects, BOLD, Sera architects and OLEDWorks. Happy Hour to follow. RSVP
Thursday May 17th, 4 - 6PM
Book signing with Studio O+A
We will host an evening of storytelling, books and drinks to celebrate the publication of "Studio O+A: Twelve True Tales of Workplace Design" just out from FRAME Publishers. O+A’s principal, Primo Orpilla will speak on the people behind the making of this irreverent, behind-the-scenes look at 26 years of O+A design. RSVP
Rich Brilliant Willing is proud to present a new interactive installation, “In Living Color”, as part of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum exhibition “The Senses: Design Beyond Vision,” on view starting April 13th. RBW designed “In Living Color” as an immersive work that recasts light from the background of our perceptions to the foreground. We’re honored to be among more than 65 other designers and teams at ‘The Senses’ exhibit, which is a manifesto for sensory design that promotes the co-mingling and interaction of the 5 senses. This unique exhibit incorporates rich and inclusive works that encompasses the diversity of the human experience.
"Multisensory design can solve problems and enhance life for everyone by amplifying their ability to receive information, explore the world, satisfy essential needs and experience joy and wonder, " says curator Ellen Lupton
‘The Senses: Design Beyond Vision’ exhibition runs from 13 April – 28 October, 2018 and is on view in the third floor Barbara and Morton Mandel Design Gallery at Cooper Hewitt. Cooper Hewitt is located at 2 East 91st St (between 5th and Madison Avenues) New York NY.
For full exhibit information visit Cooper Hewitt.
In addition to UL ratings that are tested and rated by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent product safety certification organization, IP ratings are given to fixtures after rigorous laboratory testing. Anything from lighting to mobile phones are tested for ingress protection. 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.
A damp location is an exterior or interior location that is normally or periodically subject to condensation of moisture in, on or adjacent to the electrical components of a lighting fixture or ceiling fan.
Indoor Damp Locations include indoor pool areas, utility rooms and over bathtubs or showers in bathrooms (without risk of direct water contact).
Outdoor damp rated fixtures can only be used in covered, fully protected locations that are not directly exposed to water, even during storms.
Outdoor Damp Locations include covered patios and covered porches that are fully protected from water, even during storms.
Only lighting and fans marked "Suitable for Wet Locations" can be used in wet locations, both indoors and outdoors. A wet location is an interior or exterior location in which water or other liquids may drip, splash or flow on or against the electrical components of a lighting fixture or ceiling fan. Outdoor Wet Locations include open-air decks and patios, uncovered porches, outdoor dining areas, exterior walls, gazebos, pergolas and walkways. Indoor Wet Locations include shower enclosures.
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Having identified the out-of-reach electrical outlet as a routine problem, the studios adapted the standard electrical cord as an integral, stylish component of Hoist’s overall design. Swagged and offered with generous cable length, the cord allows greater opportunities for where a pendant light can be installed. The shade is available in a variety of colors and diameters, with a sconce version as well. Waterproof, the highly durable exterior is also suitable for outdoor installation, creating the possibility for a cohesive interior and exterior.
Inspired by organic forms, each branch of the Pilot chandelier features a rounded, shell-like shade. Available in a range of colors, lengths, and finishes, the compositions of these branches are a sculptural exercise; options range from a linear beam suited to the long dining table, or an elaborate starburst ideal for a grand foyer.