Young Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken’s ‘Layers’ installation takes seemingly freestanding flat surfaces that are leant against the facade of the Swedish Institute in Paris, that transform when internal lighting is applied.
The minimalist, contemporary white surfaces stand in stark contrast to the 16th-century building – the objects unified by the subtle interplay of light, that originates from the centre of the installation.¬†The soft gradient of light emphasises the differences in material and shape between the composition of the layers, anchored by the building faced in the background.
We first came across Daniel’s work at the emerging designer pavilion Salone ¬†Satellite, during Milan design week 2009, where he was awarded ‘SaloneSatellite Best Designer 2009′ – his exhibited work was stand-out, clearly signalling the inevitable trajectory to prominence within the global design world in a mere three years.
Rybakken’s practise spans the creative spheres of art, design, architecture and spatial installation – with the outcomes being made by commission or in limited edition – with the works focused on artificially recreating daylight in both interior and exterior environments.
IMAGES ¬†//¬†Kalle Sanner & Daniel Rybakken