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Bassam Fellows + Rosi Li + Rich Brilliant Willing at Triode and KKDC/OBUMEX (Paris)

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From June 11th Triode launches two new exhibitions devoted to the new faces of American design, including one off-site at KKDC/OBUMEX. Jacques Barret has been a creative bridge between France and the USA for over ten years and therefore kicks off by inviting Bassam Fellows to Galerie Triode at 28 rue Jacob. The duo’s holistic lifestyle concept is revealed combining architectural minimalism and artisan philosophy. This includes the Tractor Stool (photo above) whose success is far from waning. The same goes for Rosi Li who trained at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has just founded her own studio to develop lights and bespoke objects that she self-produces or designs for companies like Roll & Hill. Her unique style blends mathematical precision with sensual environments. Off-site, the KKDC/OBUMEX showroom at 20, passage Dauphine accommodates the rest of the Triode selection with the young manufacturer Rich Brilliant Willing established in 2007 To be expected as the two brands share the same love of LEDs and contemporary lighting. Rich Brilliant Willing will unveil a large panel from its elegant and equally technical range. The preview of these two parallel and neighbouring exhibitions will take place on Thursday 11th June from 7pm. 

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BassamFellows. A little over ten years ago architect Craig Bassam and creative director Scott Fellows began drafting their vision for a new kind of American luxury company.  A genuine, fully integrated lifestyle brand stemming from their shared aesthetic sensibilities, it would encompass architectural projects and interiors as well as impeccably crafted furniture, lifestyle objects and personal accessories.

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BassamFellows’ pioneering Craftsman Modern aesthetic, which marries architectural authority with a minimal-artisanal philosophy, was introduced with the debut of the iconic BassamFellows Tractor Stool at the 2003 Salone del Mobile in Milan. From its inception, the company has focused on building relationships with some of the world’s leading craftspeople, whilst forging innovative and intelligent collaborations across the worlds of architecture, branding and design.

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Rosi Li. Founded in 2015, Rosie Li Studio is a lighting design practice formed by two unlikely friends: designer Rosie Li and engineer Philip Watkins. Blending graphic elements and geometry, Rosie develops lighting and objects that challenge visual capabilities and the limits of perception. She is fascinated by the relationship between edges, surfaces, and the volumes contained within. Clean lines, pure form and rational design inform her aesthetic. RL Studio forgoes traditional lamp design for building systems driven by science and mathematics, constructing fixtures using modular parts with a focus on simple geometry and pared-down forms. This adaptability allows light fixtures to achieve a sculptural quality by consciously responding to their environments and seamlessly integrating into the surrounding space.

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Parts are fabricated in-house or culled from local vendors and meticulously assembled by hand in their Brooklyn studio. Each piece is made to order.  Rosie Li was born in China and emigrated to the United States at age three. Her childhood interests in drawing, painting and sculpting eventually led her to attend Rhode Island School of Design, graduating in 2011 with a BFA in Furniture Design. She debuted her first lighting design, Stella Triangle, through lighting manufacturer Roll & Hill at Milan Design Week 2013. She continues to design, work, and live in Brooklyn, NY.

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Rich Brilliant Willing. Theo Richardson, Charles Brill and Alexander Williams founded Rich Brilliant Willing in New York, in 2007. Rich Brilliant Willing designs and manufactures LED fixtures for hospitality, workplace, and residential projects. Driven by technology, simplicity & creativity, the studio merges the industrial and the elegant, engineering warm, dimmable lighting solutions that are as beautiful as they are innovative. The results are intelligent and iconic, simple yet expressive. The inventory ranges from low-key staple pieces—minimalist wall-mounted sconces and ceiling fixtures—to arresting statement pieces that are as sculptural as they are functional. All RBW fixtures are UL listed, built in Brooklyn, and ready within 1 to 3 weeks. Custom pieces are available upon request.

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Today, the RBW team includes a global distribution network of partners and a second location, “Suite 707,” a trade-dedicated showroom in Manhattan. The brand’s accolades include a place on Forbes’ 30 under 30 Art & Design list and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair’s Best New Designer Award. The studio has shown in Wallpaper’s Handmade exhibition and two editions of Salone del Mobile’s Euroluce. RBW has also been nominated for the nation’s highest design distinction, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award.

Bassam Fellows  + Rosi Li at Triode 28, rue Jacob 75006

Rich Brilliant Willing at KKDC/OBUMEX 20, passage Dauphine 75006

www.triodedesign.com