Kiosk Mini Exhibitions: Rich Brilliant Willing

by Laurice Parkin


First on our list of stops outside the Javits is the always brilliant design purveyor, RBW_Candleparty.jpg


A perfect example is "The Candle Party," a colorful mash-up of candles that becomes a sculptural centerpiece. "The Candle Party is an alternative to giving a bouquet of flowers (fire is more fun/dangerous/sexy?). We were commissioned by Kiosk to make a product for the store and this was a happy result. There is also a lot of spilled wax on the floor of our studio." At $25, it is a must-have collectible of Design Week.

The trio will also showcase two pieces from their Excel Series: Perch and FloorLamp. Inspired by the spreadsheet of the same name, these pieces have a vibe that perfectly melds functionality and art. "In this project we've tried to incorporate as many different materials and finishes, as possible. In addition nothing is the same size or length. All elements in the work are necessary but it feels more natural with a randomness to it."

Rich Brilliant Willing sums up their design philosophy as this, "We try to avoid creating things that overlap with what we already have. So we create things where we feel we can offer something new and do it right."

Rich Brilliant Willing
Opening reception: 17 May 2008, 7-10pm
17-20 May 2008
95 Spring Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
+1 212 226 8601