Crystal glass mobile by Daniel Rybakken for J.Hill’s Standard presented at Palazzo Litta and Spazio Rossana Orlandi during Salone del Mobile in Milan 2016. Together with the mobile the Secant project also includes a wall, floor and table light.
"The Secant project is about visual and semiotic contrast; the crystal disc communicates something pure, fragile and elevated in value, whilst the machined aluminium parts and the pulley communicate the industrial" Daniel Rybakken.
The Secant Wall, Floor and Table Light is a series of hand cut crystal discs suspended and supported by a metal skeleton linking the crystal glass with the light engine and the wall or surface below.
The lathed anodised aluminium becomes both a visual, tactile and also a symbolic contrast to the glass. The LED light source does not illuminate the disc directly, but is angled towards the surface behind or beneath the object, reflecting and diffusing the light back through the glass into the surrounding space.
The mobile moves in counter poise. When one disc is lowered or heightened, the other disc moves in the opposite direction. It is constructed from hand cut crystal glass discs, anodised aluminium and is connected together with a spliced rope. The mobile show the strength, utility and refractive qualities of glass used in a way that both builds on and usurps the tradition. It is lit from a single point above and functions both as an installation and light piece.
(photography by Magnus Johansson & Daniel Rybakken)