The driving force behind Swedish lighting company Rubn, Niclas Hoflin trained under designer Ole Palsby. It was he who mentored the young designer and encouraged his fascination with lighting to flourish. Hoflin says of his influence "he taught me that everything is connected; People, objects and ideas – they all have to work as a unit."
Hoflin is both the chief designer and director of Rubn, a business he runs with his son and daughter from their base in Southern Sweden. His passion for his work has made him an expert on the qualities of light, as well as the latest technologies available. He has a deep understanding of materials and process.
Hoflin's best-known design to date is the Long John pendant lamp, each of which is handcrafted to order from Rubn's factory in Sweden.
Rubn's Vouge Table Lamp uses rich metal and monochrome finishes with an industrial feel to create a moiré effect shade that offers soothing ambient light.
Rubn's James Table Lamp references classic Scandinavian design with an adjustable head allowing you to direct light wherever needed.
The Long John Three Pendant Light by Rubn is the perfect solution for hanging over dining tables and communal spaces.
Rubn's Miller Wall Light echoes the classic Scandinavian designs of the past, but utilises the latest LED technology to provide an energy efficient equivalent for modern times.
Inspired by Giacometti´s simple and slender figures, Rubn's Volume Wall Light series embraces light without disturbing it's surroundings
Inspired by Giacometti´s simple and slender figures, Rubn's Nomad Floor Light embraces light without disturbing it's surroundings.