Nicolas Hoflin is the designer and maker behind Rubn lighting, the Swedish company that combines a history of manufacturing craftsmanship with contemporary design.
Hoflin traced his fascination with lighting to an early age. "At seven years of age," recalls the designer, "I accidentally began my career in the lighting industry as I wandered around in our dark and dreary basement, armed with a wild imagination and my mum's lighter."
In his 30s, Hoflin worked with celebrated Danish designer Ole Palsby and his early fascination with lighting crystalised into a professional calling that is now realised in the work of Rubn.
Of his work, Hoflin says: "My lamp is basically just a lamp. But if it gives you the light that you need for your moment and if the design gives you a good feeling, then a lamp is everything. When that happens, I have succeeded as a designer."