Øivind Slaatto is fascinated by nature, and this is where he finds his inspiration. Particularly, he is fond of the Fibonacci sequence and other basic mathematical principles – like seen in the sunflower, cauliflower, seashells and the snail. The Fibonacci sequence is his inspiration for Patera. He shares, “My ultimate goal was to create a three-dimensional Sudoku. It was an extremely mathematical assignment. In fact, it’s the most complex light I have ever made ... I think it has a certain poetry about it, and my aim was to construct a modern crystal chandelier. I hope people will feel inspired to move around it. I hope it generates life.”
The pendant is a glowing sphere built up of small diamond-shaped cells. Each cell is carefully designed to capture light and to shield the light source from the viewing angles above 45 degrees. Each cell glows. Below 45 degrees, the fields are open to direct light downwards. A small amount of light is also sent upwards to illuminate the ceiling.
Shade: Cut matt PVC.
Suspension: Matt-chromed brass and die cast acrylic.
LED: Matt white.
White, matt coated.
E27 (Ø450/Ø600): Suspension type: Cable, 2 x 1.0 mm2. E27 (Ø900): Suspension type: 2x1mm² and wire. Canopy: Yes. Cord length: 4m. LED (Ø450/Ø600/900): Suspension type: Cable, 2 x 0.75 mm2 and wire. Canopy contains driver. Cord length: 4m.