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Patera Pendant lamp

By Louis Poulsen


  • Description

    The Patera family came into being through a creative working relationship between Øivind Slaatto and Louis Poulsen. It is intended to serve as a modern chandelier – a lamp that ties the space together, making the room more welcoming and accommodating. The spherical pendant hovers as a majestic centrepoint in the room, spreading light in all directions. At first glance, it appears to be nothing but a white, perforated ball, but closer inspection reveals its detailed design, which features a host of circles, angles and holes.

    How people actually perceive light was a key consideration in the design of the lamp. Øivind Slaatto is quick to admit that Poul Henningsen – who worked with Louis Poulsen to create a range of design icons including the famous PH Artichoke and the three-shade lights – was his mentor in absentia.

    Patera emits a soft, pleasant light, whose secret lies in its intricate design: the lamp consists of a variety of differently positioned cells, which ensure that the correct angles are applied to the visor lines of the light and guard against all unpleasant glare. At the same time, the structure staggers the visual centre of Patera, consistently providing new impressions of the light when viewed from different angles.

  • Technical Info

    Ø 45cm
    Ø 60cm

    Concept: 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.

    Finish: White, matt coated.

    Shade: Cut matt PVC.
    Suspension: Matt-chromed brass and die cast acrylic.

    Mounting Suspension type: Cable, 2 x 1.0 mm2. Canopy: Yes. Cord length: 4m.

    Weight Max. 3 kg

    Class: Ingress protection IP20. Electric shock protection II w/o ground. Energy Class A+ - E.

    Recommended light source (not included):
    45Ø: 100W E27
    60Ø: 200W Clear E27

  • Designer
    Øivind Slaatto

    Øivind Slaatto (born 1978) is a promising Danish designer, recognised for his simple and poetic solutions. Nature is Øivind's most important source of inspiration. He also seeks to transfer characteristics such as rationality, logic and harmony to his designs. Øivind has a master's degree from the Danish Design School and studied music prior to this at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. An appreciation for music permeates his approach to the design process. He understands that 'practice makes perfect', and constantly seeks to refine his solutions. In his own words, he wants his designs to be like a piece of music being played – which people experience as simple and light. He has worked with everything from speakers and cars to furniture and light fixtures. Developing lighting solutions is a specialty area and a great passion for Øivind, who has a natural affinity for light and therefore seeks to optimise the experience of light and ambience.

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