The factory was founded in 1951 by the two brothers Uno and Östen Kristiansson, pioneers in the lighting area. Millions of lights for private homes and public spaces have been manufactured since then. The factory is 6000 sqm architectural brick building located in Vittsjö, Sweden. They have over 60 years of experience from making lamps in various materials.
Niclas Hoflin is the founder of and designer behind RUBN. Hoflin’s work embraces the full potential of contemporary technology while respecting the heritage and masters of the craft. Each piece is manufactured in-house, by hand in the small town of Vittsjö, south Sweden, where Hoflin and his team design and develop with great attention and precision in detail and material. RUBN aims to honour “the harmony between aesthetics, durability, function and quality.”
RUBN makes lighting that is harmonious in its proportions, materials and in relationship to its surroundings. Their range spans from table lamps perfect for the home, through to pendant lighting such as Waldorf, Holborn and Vox that can be configured with dramatic effect in grand interiors. RUBN understand that a light does not exist in isolation, but is becomes part of a wider environment. All RUBN lamps are crafted by hand with special attention to detail, functionality and aesthetic. The design philosophy always leans toward contemporary technology, style and needs without losing its deeply rooted core value of Scandinavian appreciation for the essential quality of materials. Each part of the making process is done by hand by skilled craftsmen. The result is a collection made to the highest standards, combining aesthetics, durability and quality. Design shall be crafted to last. It has to persist time both in expression, processing and use of materials. Hoflin try to achieve that through perfected simplicity; both in the lines that he draw and in his choice of materials. All RUBN lamps are designed and created with respect to environmental sustainability. The aim is to give you as a customer the best possible value for money when investing in a RUBN lamp.
RUBN's lighting collection, designed by Niclas Hoflin, is perfect for both grand interiors and everyday living, private homes and public spaces.