As the design world starts to descend on Milan for the Salone del Mobile kicks off on Wednesday, there's much we're looking forward to seeing and doing. This week we're dedicated to sharing the best and most interesting new talents to watch out for.
Stockholm-based Daniel Rybakken has actually been a top tip of ours since his graduation show three years ago, but this year he's proving us right with new concepts and launches in numerous different locations across the fair. Having made a name for himself in the art and installation design worlds for his uncanny ability to replicate the feeling of natural, direct sunshine through his products, finally we are now seeing his wares hit the market as manufactured goods.
While most designers think about light in terms of lamps and lampshade, in Rybakken's products the idea is to make the light itself the main material, his aim is to challenge the way we think about light and what a lamp can be.
This year the designer has completed a commissioned by Cosmit, the organizers of the Salone del Mobile, to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the fair in SaloneSatellite, where he will also feature new prototypes for a table and a task-light. Elsewhere in town Rybakken is also showing new work at Rossana Orlandi's gorgeous concept store.