The Ascent lamp design by Daniel Rybakken back in 2013 has won the prestigious Compasso d’Oro ADI award for 2016, in the category Design for Living, assigned by the Association for Industrial Design ADI. This lamp was made for the brand Luceplan.
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This is the second Compasso d’Oro for Luceplan and the designer Daniel Rybakken, with the second consecutive Compasso d’Oro after the one received in 2014 for the Counterbalance lamp.
And a double Honorable Mention at the Compasso d’Oro ADI 2016, for the evocative and technological lamps Synapse and Tango, both made possible by the ongoing collaboration between Luceplan and Francisco Gomez Paz.
If you are asking yourself what Compasso d’Oro ADI award is, it is the oldest and most authoritative prize for industrial design in the world, selecting products that stand out for their originality and functional-typological innovation, production processes, the materials used and the formal synthesis achieved.
Already selected for publication in the ADI Design Index 2014 and winner of the important Red Dot Design Award 2014 in the Product Design category, the Ascent lamp has brought Luceplan this new honor, confirming the excellence of the Milan-based company in the lighting design industry, and the fertile, brilliant collaboration with the talented Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken, factors that have led to the creation of object s that stand out for in-depth technological research, a high level of innovative, aesthetic and functional content, and impeccable formal quality.
“For us, the Compasso d’Oro ADI 2016 for Ascent is a source of great joy and pride. Aft er the latest prize received
for Counterbalance in 2014, this is the 7th Compasso d’Oro in our hist ory, an important honor that confi rms our
capacity to produce innovative avant-garde lighting solutions, interpreting the needs of contemporary society,
which demands exceptional performance that is never separated from beauty and pract icality. The collaboration
with Daniel has always been – and continues to be – a source of great satisfact ion: the particular harmony between
us has led to the creation of very rigorous, essential and technologically advanced object s that at the same time
are poetic, evocative, emotionally engaging. I would like to extend our heartf elt thanks to all the people who work
with passion and dedication inside Luceplan, without whom this remarkable achievement would not have been
possible.” Patrizia Vicenzi, General Manager Luceplan
Intimate and conceptual, Ascent off ers many degrees of light intensity, thanks to very precise dimming made possible by the elect ronic circuit inst alled in the head of the lamp. The fundamental innovation is the unusual gest ure with which the lamp is turned on and off , and the light is regulated. It is a vertical movement, making the small shade slide along the thin st em with a fluid, continuous motion, downward or upward. A novel gest ure that in its simplicity act ually conceals a complex process of invention and
implementation. Essential in its look, sophist icated in its technology, conceptual for the way it expresses an idea of light, Ascent is an object of forceful poetic content, halfway between emotion and reason, a magical object due to the innovative character of the gest ure and the immediacy of the technical lighting eff ect s it provides.
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