Notch

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.

The Collection

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Browse the collection of beloved sconce. Available in 2 finishes and 3 voltage levels.

Working Holiday Silver Lake — Los Angeles, CA

Notch sconce, matte black

The Mystery Hollow

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.

Collaboration

David Rockwell

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.

Events

05/13/2022

RBW

NYCxDesign | Panel + Opening Celebration

Thank you all for joining Theo Richardson, Charles Brill and Alexander Williams, founding partners of RBW, alongside Julia Gamolina of Madame Architect for a panel discussion and opening party to celebrate the opening of NYCxDesign 2022.

Community

04/20/2022

RBW

RBW Endowed Scholarship

What began as a friendship between 3 students of the RISD Furniture Design program, has grown into the 13-year partnership that is RBW. We’re thrilled to announce the introduction of the RBW Endowed Scholarship at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Community

03/14/2022

RBW

Designers in Ukraine: A conversation with Maksym Iuriichuk of Sivak+Partners

As designers, humans, parents and children, our empathy and compassion goes to the people of Ukraine and all others afflicted by the ongoing war and crisis. We believe there can be no design without democracy.  We were recently contacted by Maksym Iuriichuk, Co-owner and Chief Designer of Sivak+Partners based in Odesa and Kyiv, and we invited him to share his experience as a Ukrainian designer through an emailed conversation with RBW's Director of Growth, Alex Williams.