Riff

By Olle Lundberg

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Olle Lundberg started his career as a designer at the end of the 1980s. He studied Industrial Design at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design – Konstfack in Stockholm, Essen University and Lénsci – Les Ateliers in Paris.

Olle had run his own design studio, LundbergDesign, since 1990. The studio works extensively and multifacetedly with design projects for both national and international clients.

In addition to luminaire designs, the studio works with design projects in furniture, product design and corporate brand identity.

 

"The success of a product is based on finding a balance between consumer insight, technology and esthetics"

 

 

Riff is a luminaire collection consisting of a bespoke light engine with interchangeable screens in two different sizes which can be mounted on ceilings and walls. “This will be a natural extension of the existing pendent and table series, designer Olle Lundberg says.

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First out is the Riff ceiling and wall edition with its puck-like screen of cast aluminum in black or white. A dimmable downlight combined with a tuned direct light creates a soft aura against the ceiling and wall, providing a pleasant, balanced light.

 
 

The interchangeable screen opens up for various interpretations.

 

With its timeless designs and latest LED technology, Riff is developed for offices, learning institutions, hospitals and other public spaces.

“The fact that the screen is interchangeable opens up for the luminaires to be reimagined and interpreted by architects, lighting designers and designers”, Olle Lundberg says.

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The innovative minds at Snøhetta explores the possibilities with the light fixture Riff. 

 

Snøhetta accepted a challenge from ateljé Lyktan to design new concept lamps based on Olle Lundbergs light fixture Riff. During an internal event, Snøhetta held an idea workshop and received 120 personal hand-sketches showing Snøhetta peoples personal visions of what the ultimate Riff concept lamp could look like. Selected sketches were presented and elaborated further with ateljé Lyktan to discuss opportunities, challenges, materiality and how the ideas could be added to the Riff fixture. 

During a creative and transdisciplinary three-month period, 9 new Riff prototypes were transformed from hand sketches to physical designs executed by ateljé Lyktans the Studio. Each prototype lamp symbolizes a unique interpretation of the original Olle Lundberg design. The new designs will be displayed at ateljé Lyktan’s stand (A04:14) at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair from February 6-10, 2018.

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