daniel rybakken is a norwegian designer who clearly has a fascination with the effects of natural daylight. through a series of projects, rybakken has explored simulating the effects daylight using artificial light. living in scandinavia has no doubt influenced his views on light. in ‘the subconscious effects of daylight’  he designed a small table which projects a small light onto the ground below it. the light is masked to make it appear as if daylight is shining on the table to create a shadow. similarly, ‘surface daylight’ is a small frame that is lit with LEDs to make it appear like daylight is shinning on it. the project doesn’t create more light, but gives a subtle cue of daylight. rybakken explored moving light in ‘daylight comes sideways’ a large panel of LEDs which gives the illusion of the shadow of a tree blowing in the wind.

daniel rybakken: daylight explorations‘the subconscious effects of daylight’ by daniel rybakken, 2008

daniel rybakken: daylight explorationsexploring the effects of daylight

daniel rybakken: daylight explorations‘surface daylight’ by daniel rybakken, 2009image by kalle sanner

daniel rybakken: daylight explorations‘daylight comes sideways’ by daniel rybakken, 2007

daniel rybakken: daylight explorations‘daylight comes sideways’ by daniel rybakken, 2007