Patera 450 White
Patera 450 White
A new minimalist pendant – Ideal for contemporary spaces
In 2015, the Patera pendant designed by Øivind Slaatto launched as a modern take on the classic chandelier, bringing a glowing focal point and soft, dynamic illumination to contemporary spaces. The Patera’s glare-free, 360-degree illumination is the result of an intricate design with differently positioned cells that bathe surrounding spaces, people, and objects in natural, even, and flattering light. The form is beautiful to behold from all angles, its Fibonacci sequence-based structure providing a different impression from every vantage point.
“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.” (Øivind Slaatto) At once sophisticated and daring, the reimagined chandelier is a dazzling addition to modern or traditional spaces open to new twists on classic concepts. A single Patera creates a luminous focal point. A series of them – staggered or aligned, in one size or all three – creates the sense of magic we feel when we look up at the starry sky.
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.
Design Year: 2015
Light source: 1x60W E27
Material: Cut matt white PVC
Suspension type: E27: Matt-chromed brass and die cast acrylic.
Length: 4 m
Cord type: White fabric
Size: W450 x H433 x H450 mm
Øivind Slaatto , 2015
Danish designer Øivind Slaatto holds a master’s degree from the Danish Design School. Prior to this, he studied music at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. An appreciation for music as well as nature permeates his approach to the design process. As recognised as he is for his poetic design solutions, he also seeks to bring qualities such as rationality, logic and harmony to his designs.
Slaatto wants his designs to be perceived as simple and light – like a piece of music being played. He has designed everything from speakers and cars to furniture and light fixtures. Designing lighting, however, is his great passion. His natural affinity with light leads him continually to enhance the experience of light and the ambience it creates.
In 1924, Poul Henningsen created his influential Paris lamp for Louis Poulsen, and the origin of how we still design to shape light can directly be traced back to his views on the dualities of design and light.
Founded in 1874, Louis Poulsen is a Danish lighting manufacturer born out of the Scandinavian design tradition where form follows function. The function and design of our products are tailored to reflect and support the rhythm of natural light. Every detail in the design has a purpose. Every design starts and ends with light.
We believe in passionate craftsmanship that produces quality lighting and design products that are pleasing to the eye and to the light.
In close partnership with designers, architects and other talents like Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Øivind Slaatto, Alfred Homann, Oki Sato and Louise Campbell, we have established ourselves as one of the key global suppliers of architectural and decorative lighting. Defying traditional product categories, our products serve and span the professional and private lighting markets for both indoor and outdoor applications.