Daniel Rybakken was born in 1984 and raised in Oslo, the capital of Norway. He studied design at the Oslo School of Architecture and graduated at the School of Arts & Crafts in Gothenburg, Sweden. After obtaining his Master of Fine Arts in 2008, he opened his own design studios in Oslo and Gothenburg in 2008. The Norvegian had a resounding success already in younger years, and was awarded a coveted prize in 2013. He was the first Scandinavian designer ever to be awarded the prestigious Italian design prize Compasso d'Oro for his Counterbalance Parete for Luceplan. The wall lamp impresses with a nearly two Meters long arm which can hold its position. Thanks to its expanding shape, the wall lamp is an ideal light source above a dining table. In the course of time Rybakken has made a name for himself in the design world with innovative lighting objects for Ligne Roset, e15 and Wästberg.
Daniel Rybakken focusses on research on natural light and its unconscious effect on human beings which exerts an all times fascination on him. His lights and lighting installations have been prized many times. He won the "Best of the Best" Red Dot Award in Singapur in 2007 and the Design Report Award in the category "Best Designer" at the Milan Salone Satellite in 2009. Beside the iconic Counterbalance Parete, collections like Compendium and Ascent are some of Daniel Rybakken's most popular designs. In addition to successful designs in the lighting field, the young designer devoted himself to furniture designing and presented his pieces of furniture and accessories, fruit of a collaboration with Artek and sparkling with minimalism, at the IMM Cologne Furniture Fair 2018 for the first time.
Photo: Studio Daniel Rybakken