Shop Talk

02/03/2021

RBW

Shop Talk with MAFIA Bags Vol. 6

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.

Shop Talk

10/30/2020

RBW

Shop Talk with Tom Hancocks Vol. 5

This year, we invited Hancocks to launch RBW’s visual artist residency, a new series of artist and designer collaborations aimed at creating unique visual experiences. As our first resident, Hancocks designed three immersive and stunningly detailed fictional environments—two workspaces and one resort—for RBW XR, our 360-degree, extended reality platform for viewing our products in situ. Here, Hancocks walks us through his subconscious approach to design, and describes the perks of cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Shop Talk

05/21/2020

RBW

Shop Talk with Atelier Ace Vol. 4

In this interview series, Shop Talk, we chat with friends and collaborators of Rich Brilliant Willing on the ideas, discoveries, and inspirations that drive their design process.

Shop Talk

05/15/2020

RBW

Shop Talk: Home Work Vol. 6 - Jayson Gates

In our 6th and final week of Shop Talk: Home Work, we catch up with Jayson Gates, owner of the Pacific Northwest-based multiline representative group, on how he's shifting from in-person interaction to digital engagement while keeping up with homeschooling his 2 daughters during quarantine.

Shop Talk

05/08/2020

RBW

Shop Talk: Home Work Vol. 5 - Lisa Tvrdy

This week, we catch up with Lisa Tvrdy, creative director at the Chicago-based interior design and architecture firm Partners By Design, on how she’s navigating the juggle of work and life as a new mother. We spoke to Lisa just as she was scheduled to return from maternity leave—a transition that segued into the office’s new remote work policy, as shelter-in-place orders began to take place in the Windy City.

Shop Talk

05/03/2020

RBW

Shop Talk with Irene Yu Vol. 3

In this interview series, Shop Talk, we chat with friends and collaborators of Rich Brilliant Willing on the ideas, discoveries, and inspirations that drive their design process.

Shop Talk

04/30/2020

RBW

Shop Talk: Home Work Vol. 4 - Kevin Lee Yi

This week, we catch up with our friend Kevin Lee Yi, an interior designer at Rockwell Group, about juggling various projects in different countries, time zones, and vendors around the world—and why it has been necessary to stay nimble and adaptable as the ongoing pandemic evolves, taking one day at a time from his apartment in Astoria, Queens.

Shop Talk

04/22/2020

RBW

Shop Talk: Home Work Vol. 3 - Kristin Peck

As a co-founder and principal of the San Francisco–based lighting firm PritchardPeck, Kristin Peck was suddenly tasked with not only readjusting her own workday, but those of her team and staff, as well, as the city’s shelter-in-place order quickly took effect last month. Here, she shares how she’s managing the responsibilities and pressures of running a business—all the while strategically balancing it with motherhood and finding time to squeeze in a self-care ritual each morning.