Daniel Rybakken (1984-) is a Norwegian designer active in Oslo and Gothenburg, Sweden, where he completed his studies at the School of Arts & Crafts and where he lives. In 2008 he founded his studio and a few years later he was awarded the best young talent at the Salone Satellite in Milan in 2009. In the early years of his career he created works between art and design centered on the theme of light and attracted the attention of Luceplan , historic Milanese brand of lamps, which has put several of its products into production. Two of these were awarded the Compasso d'Oro, a feat that several noble colleagues missed: the Counterbalance lamp (2014) and the Ascent lamp (2016). Rybakken has also worked with two important Scandinavian brands, the Danish Hay and the Finnish Artek, as well as an episodic collaboration with the German brand e15.