Copyright © 2017, Daniel Rybakken



w172 bokeh (Wästberg 2017)

Floor and pendant light designed by Daniel Rybakken for Wästberg Lighting, premiered at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2017. 



w172 bokeh, Daniel Rybakken 2017 (photography by Studio Daniel Rybakken)   

“A diffuse, frosted glass renders what lies beneath differently,

depending on the objects distance to the glass. Objects close

will be displayed sharp and saturated, while objects further

away become more and more diffuse, lighter and less exposed.

w172 bokeh consists of two contrasting elements; an industrial

and highly specialised aluminium heat sink, cooling the central

high power LED, and a more human, softer and recognisable bell,

blown in etched glass. The curve of the heat sink and the curve

of the glass start off together at the top of the bell, but

slide apart as they move downwards, adding a gradient of blur or

“bokeh” on the traces of the hard and industrial internal core

seen through the pure surface of the glass. From being softened

by their distance to the glass, these traces become projected

shadows, like images on a camera’s ground glass when the light

source is turned on.” Daniel Rybakken


(glass, aluminium, steel 6000 lm LED)


8. (video)


9. (Stockholm Furniture Fair 2017)


Bokeh © 2017 Daniel Rybakken. Click on the images for full resolution.

Images 1-7 by Studio Daniel Rybakken.