Born in 1984, Daniel Rybakken grew up in Oslo, Norway. He studied design at the Oslo School of Architecture, and the School of Arts & Crafts in Gothenburg, Sweden. On graduating with a Master of Fine Arts in 2008, he opened his own design studios in Oslo and Gothenburg. Daniel Rybakken has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Red Dot Product Design Award and Elle Decoration International Design Award, which he received for the Counterbalance wall light, designed for Luceplan. Daniel Rybakken's work occupies the area between art and design, forming limited editions, art installations and prototypes for serial production.