Rich Brilliant Willing & Rockwell Group
Brooklyn-based lighting maverick Rich Brilliant Willing collaborates with top architecture firm Rockwell Group on three geometric yet nuanced lamps.
Collaboration often pushes design into new parameters. Three new geometric and versatile lamps result from a new close cooperation between maverick lighting studio Rich Brilliant Willing and hallowed architecture firm Rockwell Group. Working in cross-disciplinary application, the latter has commissioned the former for numerous interior projects but until now, never engaged in the actual design process. Reinterpreting the simple poetry of squares and circles in luxurious materials, these new lamps reveal a rich process of refinement. Like jewels, the two scones and one pendant explore the nuanced iridescence of moulded glass, gilt interior voids and open-frame refractions. Like building blocks, Witt encases two pearl-like luminaries, allowing for endless modular iterations. Able to transition from day to night, Phase alludes to lunar cycles. Based on different modes, light is either projected upwards, downwards or in both directions; creating dramatic wall effects. As one of two separate elements, a top half moon shape is finished in chrome to reduce output. Notch directs light upwards and downwards but also through an responsively sharp cut its in shell. The 45-degree-positioned rectangular floats of the wall as an architecture onto itself but also offers evidence of its interior as reflective planes.