An installation by Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken at first view reveals freestanding flat surfaces leaning on the facade of the Swedish Institute in Paris, yet by night, the flats transform when illuminated. The minimalist surfaces framed by the heritage of the 16th Century building.

‘Layers’ takes design cues from  Colour light, designed in collaboration with Andreas Engesvik (BELOW) with Ligne Roset 2011, Layers light, a five-sided, wall-mounted box with a concealed light source – previously presented at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, during  Milan Design Week 2010.
We first came across Daniel’s work at the emerging designer pavilion SaloneSatellite at the expansive exhibition grounds during Milan Design Week 2009. He was standout. An later awarded ‘SaloneSatellite Best Designer’ an accolade shared with Front Design, Sebastian WrongNina Zupanc,and other recipients who continue to work at the top of their craft.
Rybakken’s work immediately was work clearly stand-out. Hi clear language of light has gained deserved industry recognition in just three years since graduating design school. (**this post originally published 2012)
With a practise spanning art, design, architecture and spatial installation, works are  made as commissioned, or produced in limited edition.
Focused on artificially recreating daylight in both interior and exterior environments, Rybakken somehow elevates minimalist elements to a delicate art. With light.
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IMAGES  Kalle Sanner & Daniel Rybakken // originally published by SNAP November 2. 2012