RB12, a new design space and concept store, has opened its doors in Shoreditch. The aim of the concept is to reinvigorate the London design scene with inspirational design, excellent quality, personal service and stimulating sensory experiences. RB12 provides a home for exquisite global design brands, many of which are exclusively stocked at RB12 or are entirely new to the UK.
The RB12 design space is arranged over two floors and showcases a variety of design pieces for every area of the home - including bathroom and bedroom furniture, living room accessories, kitchen items from functional appliances to tiles, and stylish pieces for outdoor spaces. A working kitchen serves coffee and light bites throughout the day.
RB12 was founded by Dean Louw and Rafael Borrego, who have worked together on a number of high-end property development and interior design projects since 2012. They are joined by third founding partner Giulia Minacciolo, an export manager for Minacciolo kitchens and furniture, who brings her manufacturing and commercial know-how to the table.
With backgrounds in development, design and manufacturing, the founders of RB12 understand the need to source inspirational and customisable high-quality design pieces. This has informed their drive to create a space to showcase and appreciate the detail and workmanship of these products. In addition, RB12 offers in-house services including product procurement, interior design, architectural planning and project management for both commercial and residential sectors, and is able to undertake and support projects of all sizes.
RB12 is open by appointment only before it opens to the public on 5 March 2018, making it the first business to take up residence in the new Shoreditch Village development in East London.