Born in 1984, Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken studied at the Oslo School of Architecture and the School of Arts & Crafts in Gothenburg, Sweden before beginning his own practice in 2008. 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. Norwegian designer Andreas Engesvik was born in 1970 and studied art history at the University of Bergen, Norway, and design at the National College of Art and Design, graduating with his Masters in 2000. He co-founded the groundbreaking design studio Norway Says, with whom he worked for six years before establishing his own studio in 2009. His work has won a number of international awards, including the Red Dot Award, iF Product Design Award, and the Wallpaper Design Award. For HAY, Rybakken and Engesvik have designed the Arbour Sofa.