In this new interview series, Shop Talk, we chat with friends and collaborators of Rich Brilliant Willing about the ideas, discoveries, and inspirations that drive their design process. For our first installment, we feature the architect behind our recent studio expansion at Industry City.
As we continue to celebrate our ten-year milestone—yes, ten!—the excitement can be felt in our new and improved workspace, which we recently expanded and revamped this spring to meet the demands of a growing team. To help us along with the transformation, we collaborated with local architect and designer Neil Logan to refine our sixth-floor loft space at Industry City, which combines a purpose-designed factory and design studio under one roof.
We were lucky to work together: Neil has worked with more than a handful of legends, from Toshiko Mori, Edward Larrabee Barnes, Philippe Starck, and Andrée Putman; to brands like Herman Miller and Maharam; and artists including Rirkrit Tiravanija and R.H. Quaytman. Neil’s precise work is rigorous as it is elegantly minimal, and as a hands-on independent architect and designer, we felt his creative ethos resonated with our own.
We recently caught up with Neil to get to know him a little better, and discuss his design process and thinking behind our new workspace.