Ascent by Daniel Rybakken

Posted on April 7th, 2013 by

Ascent is a minimalist design created by Norway-based designer Daniel Rybakken for Luceplan. Ascent uses the same archetypical head found on Counterbalance (Luceplan 2012), mounted on a slender vertical stem. By moving the head along the stem, the light intensity goes from being turned off at the bottom position, to gradually ascending to the full light output at the top. This gives the user control over not only the light intensity, but also the spread of the light. (9)

Name: Ascent

Designer: Daniel Rybakken

Location: Norway

Year: 2013

Ascent is a minimalist design created by Norway-based designer Daniel Rybakken for Luceplan. Ascent uses the same archetypical head found on Counterbalance (Luceplan 2012), mounted on a slender vertical stem. By moving the head along the stem, the light intensity goes from being turned off at the bottom position, to gradually ascending to the full light output at the top. This gives the user control over not only the light intensity, but also the spread of the light.

The visual elements of Ascent are all recognizable, from the classic head to the round stem, but it is the way you use Ascent that makes it different from existing lights. The gesture of sliding the head upwards for more light and down for less is a conceptual idea, but at the same time an action that feels natural.

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