In 2011 Rich Brilliant Willing won the ICFF award for Best New Designer and now, just one year later, they seem like seasoned pros. Their booth was stocked with a few of last year's favorites along with their 2012 collection, the Cask Stool, Fawn Tables, Radient Light and Trig Floor Lamp (as seen in the Core77 OPEN!)—all thoughtful extensions of the simple but striking mix of materials and geometrical focus of their previous work.
The through-tenon joinery and metal braces used in the Cask Stools are reminiscent of the metal enclosures in RBW's popular Branch lighting series. The stools, available in two heights and two colors—white or ebonized oak—are fitted with a foot rest in either blackened steel or a very gorgeous satin brass plated steel. What I love about the white oak option is that at first it looks like a simple, nicely made wooden stool until your eyes drift downwards to the bling—and then POP! That one simple addition really makes the piece sing.
Like the Cask Stools, the beauty of the Fawn Tables is all in the details, like the way the solid wood table top angles inward to meet the legs, which are also solid wood. The simple, elegant design choices highlight the quality of the materials and the obvious consideration that went into the craftsmanship. "The construction includes an engineered solid wood top for rigidity and durability," making it a piece you buy for life.
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