ICFF 2014 Preview: Rich Brilliant Willing

Brooklyn's design trio release two organically inspired lighting structures

Continuing to impress with innovative forms and creative uses of materials, Rich Brilliant Willing is again introducing new products this year at ICFF during NYCxDesign. In the time since we last caught up with the trio of Brooklyn-based designers, RBW seems to have shifted gears away from furniture to focus exclusively on lighting. Considering the results, it was a solid decision. The Palindrome and Mori …

Olafur Eliasson: Little Sun at Coachella

The acclaimed artist delivers eco-awareness with Absolut at this year's art and music festival

Only an artist who works with materials as ambitious and untamable as light, water and air temperature could embark upon a project to bring affordable light to those without it. In 2012, critically acclaimed artist Olafur Eliasson developed “Little Sun,” and launched a campaign (developed with engineer Frederik Ottesen) to hopefully make solar-powered LED lamps available to the 1.6 billion people worldwide without access to …

Finell

Modern homewares that balance form and function with a dose of color

It takes something pretty special to stand out at the Finell managed to do just that. At once unapologetically modern and geometric yet approachable, the brand has a strong focus on balancing form with function. Stackable, modular serving sets are individually sophisticated and provide a strong centerpiece when joined together. Serving trays, available in both round and rectangular shapes, feature silicone bands arranged in a …