Launchpad: Young designers combine fire and fashion
by Martina Metzner | 4/18/2017
Exhibiting at the Salone Satellite has certainly boosted the one or other career. So what does the up-and-coming talent look like?
Studio Daniel Rybakken
Karl Johansgatan 152
411 27 Göteborg
T: (+47) 911 45 600
Born in 1984, Daniel Rybakken grew up in Oslo, Norway. He studied design at the Oslo School of Architecture and the School of Arts & Crafts in Gothenburg, Sweden. On graduating with a Master of Fine Arts in 2008 he started his own practise with base in Gothenburg.
Rybakken has received numerous awards, including the ‘Best of the Best’ Red Dot Award in Singapore in 2007; the Anders Jahre’s Cultural Prize for Young Artists in Oslo in 2008; the Design Report Award for best designer at Salone Satellite in Milan in 2009; the Bruno Mathsson Award in 2011 and the London Design Medal and the Golden Chair from the Swedish Association of Architects in 2013. In 2014 Rybakken become the first Scandinavian designer to receive the Compasso d’Oro by ADI. In 2016 he received his second Compasso d’Oro.
The work of Daniel Rybakken occupies the area between art and design, forming limited editions, art installations and prototypes for serial production. His main focus has been to work with daylight and how to artificially recreate its subconscious effect.