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.
Join us for RBW Factory Open House! In collaboration with Field + Supply, RBW is pleased to host an Open House at the brand new RBW Factory in Kingston, NY! You are invited to to celebrate the recent completion of RBW Factory with a special tour of the new headquarters for manufacturing and innovation lead by RBW Partner Charles Brill. Take an exclusive look at the space where RBW's luminaires are designed, manufactured, and fulfilled while enjoying local wine and snacks.
We are making great strides in the transformation of our new headquarters for manufacturing and innovation! With completion of Phase I construction and Phase II well underway, we are happy to share the progress being made on our future office space as we fulfill orders from our industry 4.0 factory floor. Building the RBW Factory continues our vision to deliver a higher quality of light. Designing a space for 8x our current capacity creates the same potential of scale for innovation of product, process, and service. Our expansion offers more opportunities to grow RBW's B Corporation commitment to making a positive net impact while continuing with the traditions of innovation and creativity in the Hudson Valley.
To commemorate the close of NYCxDesign 2022, RBW featured a private dining experience at the RBW Showroom at 50 Greene. Guests enjoyed a vibrant meal and dessert performance by Woldy Kusina for an intimate moment of shared celebration.