Tobias Rylander is an award-winning lighting, staging and conceptual designer working across an ever-broadening scope of creative ventures; including music tours, live productions, fashion, theatre, art installations and commercials.
Recent examples of Swedish-born Tobias’ work include Beyonce’s ‘Rennaisance’ world tour, as well as The 1975’s critically acclaimed ‘At Their Very Best’ 2022-2023 world tour. Other live production designs include shows for The XX, FKA Twigs, Drake, London Grammar, Robyn, The Strokes, and live stream arena events for e-sports giants Riot Games. Tobias has applied his design philosophy to the fashion world, designing runway shows for luxury fashion brands Balenciaga, Calvin Klein and Acne Studios, as well as a multi-sensory art installation in collaboration with Karen O and Danger Mouse at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles.
He has worked extensively in the commercials space, working closely with director Spike Jones on Apple’s award winning ‘HomePod’ advert, and also creating the visual environment on a string of recent Volvo car commercials.
More recently, he has also been working in the theatre space – notably creating a stunning lighting and stage production for the 2022 Royal Swedish Opera production of ‘Cinderella’.
Tobias was recently awarded with the prestigious ‘Knights of Illumination’ award for his work with The 1975, and continues to push the boundaries of innovative and creative modern design.