Ascent by Daniel Rybakken

Ascent by Daniel Rybakken

Table light designed for Luceplan by Daniel Rybakken,
presented at Euroluce, Milan 2013.


Ascent uses the same archetypical head found on

Counterbalance (Luceplan 2012), mounted on a slender

vertical stem. By moving the head along the stem, the

light intensity goes from being turned off at the

bottom position, to gradually ascending to the full light

output at the top. This gives the user control over not

only the light intensity, but also the spread of the light.


The visual elements of Ascent are all recognizable, from

the classic head to the round stem, but it is the way you

use Ascent that makes it different from existing lights.

The gesture of sliding the head upwards for more light

and down for less is a conceptual idea, but at the same

time an action that feels natural.


Ascent comes in two versions, with an anchor bolt for

tables, or with a base. The anchor bolt is made impact

resistant by having a co-molding of steel and rubber in the

base, allowing up to 15 degree of tilt of the stem. As to

protecting the inner mechanics and electronics the head is

made to rotate freely. These measures make Ascent suitable

for larger public spaces as well as for domestic use.


Head in aluminium, stem in technopolymer, 

10W LED – 2700K light source.