McMaster-Carr: The New Jersey–based industrial parts supplier’s thick catalog is a bible for most industrial designers, and RBW is no exception. Though as Brill points out, “It might be beneficial to browse the book sometime rather than just looking for the specific part we need.” In 2009, the trio created a coat rack for Sight Unseen’s ICFF exhibition McMasterpieces from the catalog’s black tripod, maple dowels, and copper and steel tubing; it was later adapted by Areaware for production. “That’s how a lot of our products start out,” says Richardson.
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McMaster-Carr: The New Jersey–based industrial parts supplier’s thick catalog is a bible for most industrial designers, and RBW is no exception. Though as Brill points out, “It might be beneficial to browse the book sometime rather than just looking for the specific part we need.” In 2009, the trio created a coat rack for Sight Unseen’s ICFF exhibition McMasterpieces from the catalog’s black tripod, maple dowels, and copper and steel tubing; it was later adapted by Areaware for production. “That’s how a lot of our products start out,” says Richardson.