Born in 1984, Daniel Rybakken grew up in Oslo, Norway. He studied design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, as well as the School of Arts and Crafts in Gothenburg, Sweden before beginning his own practice there 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. Focusing on the power of daylight, his work occupies the area between art and design, including limited editions, art installations, and prototypes for serial production. For HAY, he has designed Petit Standard and, in collaboration with Andreas Engesvik, the Arbour Sofa.
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