Notch casts light from the top or bottom, and from its core, thanks to the cube-shaped hollow cut out of its open, rectangular, column-like shade—yet the light source remains mysteriously concealed. In addition to enhancing the aesthetic qualities of the fixture itself, the contrasting finishes on the interior and exterior also improve the light; as the LEDs reflect off of the interior surfaces, they pick up some of the color and shine, adding nuance and depth to the overall environment.
Designed in collaboration with our friends at Rockwell Group, Notch’s rectangular, columnar shade features an unusual, cube-shaped void that exposes the rich metallic finish of the interior. The effect is both a brilliant contrast and a subtle reflective shine, although the actual source of light mysteriously remains hidden from view.
Architect & Founder, Rockwell Group
Together, the two firms reinterpreted basic geometric forms as minimalist sculpture, using solid, luxury materials to transform the circle and the square into expressions of poetic simplicity. The result of a long collaborative relationship creating customized luminaires for a diverse range of our projects. Rockwell Group and RBW have taken pure geometric forms like spheres and cubes and softened them with poetic simplicity. Through variations in configuration and light, the three minimalist suspension and wall-mounted fixtures solve for a number of needs.
Shop Talk is the interview series where RBW’s friends and collaborators discuss the ideas, discoveries, and inspirations that drive their design processes. For this edition, RBW co-founder Theo Richardson and award-winning, Brussels-based designer Sylvain Willenz discuss the creation of Print, their newly launched, collaborative collection.
The 2021 Inc. 5000 list is in and we are thrilled to announce our inclusion amongst 5000 of the fastest growing private companies in America for the second year in a row! We have our team and you, our incredible design partners, to thank for making this achievement possible. As we continue on our journey, you can count on us to share the ride with you.
Here in our latest Shop Talk interview, we talk to MAFIA co-founder Marcos Mafia and Director of Sustainable Operations Mika Endo about the highlights of their artist and designer collaborations, the challenges of operating sustainably, and how much their brand has been shaped by their surroundings.