Patera

by Louis Poulsen

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 pos

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Specifications

General

Product Name
Patera
Designer
Øivind Slaatto
Manufacturer
Louis Poulsen
Manufactured
Denmark

Product Type

Interior Lighting
Pendants

Product Specs

Light source
LED
Lighting type
Direct-indirect
Material
Plastic, PVC
Colour
Silver range
White range
Characteristics
Adjustable
Handmade

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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.

 

Patera is available in a diameter of 450, 600 and 900 mm in the white version.

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