Saturday, February 23, 2013

Daniel Ribakken

Daniel Ribakken is a young designer who grew up in Oslo, Norway, who graduated in 2008 in a Master of Fine Arts School of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg. Daniel has received numerous awards, including the 'Best of the Best' Red Dot Award in Singapore, 2007 and the Design Report Award for best designer at Salone Satellite in Milan, 2009. His research deals with daylight and methods to recreate artificially natural light. I really like the projects shown above. By reflecting light Daniel is able to show static shapes which suddenly become the actual source of light, without actually using electricity. The structures are unanimated pieces of art, which come alive when the light is on: the light not only lightens the structure, but makes it become the primary source. Beautiful concept and poetry behind such clean, stylish objects. 
Well done Daniel! Hope to see his work in Milan at next Design Week in April!

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