Phase recalls the lunar cycle, this wall-mounted, cast-glass spherical sconce emits a bright light.
Designed in collaboration with our good friends at Rockwell Group, the two halves of Phase’s spherical design make a luminous whole. One half of the sconce’s glass body is coated in a chrome finish, resulting in directional, half-tone illumination, plus a subtle metallic sheen.
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.
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.
Each year, Inc Magazine compiles a list of 5000 of the fastest growing private-companies in America. We are honored to be included in this year's list as the highest-ranking New York manufacturer at #1815!
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.