Patera was born of my fascination with the Fibonacci sequence. You can find the spiral pattern wherever you look in nature – in the seed formation in sunflowers and pine cones, for example – and it has previously inspired Leonardo da Vinci, Johan Sebastian Bach and many other great artists from history.
“Patera is intended to serve as a modern chandelier – a light that unifies the space and makes any room a more human place to spend time in.” The ball-shaped pendant floats like a majestic focal point in the room, spreading light in all directions. At first glance, it seems to be just a white, perforated ball, but closer inspection reveals its detailed design featuring a host of circles, angles and holes.
How people actually perceive light was a key consideration in the design of the new model, which arose from a close working relationship with Louis Poulsen. 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 my mentor in absentia.
Patera emits a soft, pleasant light, whose secret lies in its intricate design: the light 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.
The pleasant light emitted by Patera suits a variety of contexts: everything from dining table settings, halls and entrances, to reception areas and meeting rooms. Patera illuminates people around it in a credible, natural light, without generating inappropriate shadows on their faces. Stylistically, the light is simultaneously simple and refined, which means that it blends seamlessly into most interior design set-ups, modern and classical alike.
Patera is available in a diameter of 600 mm, and is made of white synthetic material. The entire assembly process is carried out by hand. Patera is light and airy, making it simple to install in a great many settings. Patera is supplied with an E27/E26 fitting, which allows the use of a variety of light sources, including LED. The light is also available with an integrated LED solution.
One Point music system designed for B&O PLAY, Bang & Olufsen. The A9 is designed and crafted as a beautiful piece of furniture – with a careful selection of materials and great attention to detail. The days of waiting to hide your bulky black stereo are over. No matter where you choose to place the A9, it's going to look beautiful.
Even though the A9 has a clean and simple look, there is a strict grid under the skin. The whole-pattern under the speaker fabric is based on the Fibonacci-numbers and the perforation on the rear side is arranged in a rhythmical circular pattern.
This music system can be placed on the ground on its tree wooden legs or hanged directly on the wall.
Manufacturer: Le Klint
SWIRL was designed with the intention to guaranty as much and good light as possible while preventing unpleasant glare from the light source. Available in several models and sizes.
It is inspired by the Fibonacci numbers, the work of legendary Danish designer Poul Henningsen and a snail shell. The snail shell fascinates me as nothing else. It's shape is so pure and honest, mathematical, efficient and very strong for its minimal weight. Every detail has its reason. Somehow it has a poetry which I can't explain but try to achieve in all my designs.
As Le Klint has demonstrated for decades, lamps are sculptures that give identity and atmosphere to the home. The SINUS lamp, designed by Poul Christiansen, is a good example of this; beside lighting up the room, it becomes the center of the room, an object where you find the same peace as when glaring in to a fireplace
The SWIRL lamp has an advanced geometry that covers the lightbulb from ALL angles while it reflects the light downwards. The thin shades ensure translucence as we know it from all the other classical Le Klint lamps. This combination creates a comfortable light and gives smooth, soft shadows while a minimum of the light from the lightbulb is getting lost.
GIANT DIAMONDS,among the biggest and most exclusive lamps on the market. Originally designed for the biggest music event ever hold in the Kingdom of Denmark, Eurovision Song Contest, this huge lamps are now available for lighting enthusiasts with exceptionally much space. The lamps can be customized for any room, handmade in Denmark and assembled on location.
GIANT DIAMONDS is not only an exceptional lighting - concept: it's an entire new way of manufacturing using digital technology in stead of expensive tooling which enables mass customization as never seen before.
Dimensions: H 1350 mm W 1890 mm D 1890 mm (Height width depth)
danishdesign MAKERS is an alliance of designers with different nationalities and backgrounds, but all with a strong relation to the danish design culture, who have been making shared exhibitions at the IMM Cologne 2014 and 2015. We believe that danish design is part of a culture that values honesty, simplicity and functionality.
My story was our agenda for this year´s exhibition. We have asked 15 designers to tell their own story by creating a single piece of design.
This year danishdesignMAKERS teamed up with RAL Colors. As an extra challenge the designers are bound to implement at least one of five RAL colors into their ideas.
Each story is told by a person - together they tell a story about culture.
SPACES - the meeting lamp is a lamp and meeting room big enough to have meetings under and in. It can re-establish calmness and privacy in the increasing number of open space offices who often are known for being disruptive and challenging for concentration while still enable people to get the best out of social spaces.
When the structure is open, it enables people to share their open space. When the structure is closed, SPACES can host meetings from 2-10 persons who can enjoy a cosy cave of privacy and silence -no matter how many colleagues are in the room.
SPACES is a product that improves acoustics and helps meetings to become more focused- and hopefully - create better atmospheres.
The design is made so that it can be manufactured using a high degree of atomization that enables a high degree of mass-customization while demanding a minimum of man-hours. The structure can be disassembled and stored as flat pack.
Littel King is a small side table. The focus of this design has been the complex construction and how the the meeting of the wood creates a complex but yet very simple and expression. The table is removable so the detailed joinery becomes visible.
GYNG a danishdesign MAKERS project, metalwork for prototypes created and sponsored by JM Roer
GYNG is a light-weight rocking chair, made using a simple yet magical geometrical shape, the circle, and the tension in a line, organized in a rhythmical pattern.
The chair can rock in the living room or outside in the garden.
As a child I couldn't ever sit on a chair, unless I was rocking or riding it, which wasn't allowed. Not much has changed since then – despite the fact that today it isn't allowed NOT to rock when sitting on a chair... My fascination of mathematical geometries - known from the music system, A9 designed for B&O ore the SWIRL collection for Le Klint, is easy to see.
Dimensions: H 780 mm W 870 mm D 752 mm (Height width depth)
Øivind Alexander Slaatto (b. 1978) is a Danish designer, with design studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. Known for designing the successful Beoplay A9 for B&O Play by Bang & Olufsen, his design was awarded as Design of the Year 2013, where he also got nominated as best upcoming Danish designer. Øivind got nominated as designer of the year for the same award in 2016.
Øivind always tries to find simple, obvious yet poetic solutions – often with inspiration in the world of nature – and he works with Danish High End brands as Bang & Olufsen, Louis Poulsen Lighting and Le Klint. Øivind is cofounder of "danish design MAKERS" (DDM) a platform for young designers.
For his work, he has received several awards an grants, see below.
Øivind graduated from the Danish Design School and studied music at the Royal Danish Academy of Music
WHY WE DESIGN As peoples’ lives get more complex, people are asked to choose between an increasing number of directions. We believe that at heart, people want to focus on their life without getting distracted by complicated products, services and unnecessary information. We are not afraid of the obvious or even the banal because these qualities are timeless, they will stay appealing. Therefore, we work hard
to keep things simple. to get rid of any information that does not help to understand the product. to find beautiful and obvious solutions to complex problems.
WHAT SLAATTO IS MADE OF SLAATTO was founded by industrial designer Øivind Alexander Slaatto. Øivind is a Member of Danish Designers and holds a master’s degree in industrial design from The Danish Design School. SLAATTO is part of a strong Scandinavian design culture and plays an active role in forming its future.
YOU + US We work as your design partner whether your company is large or small. We are active throughout the entire design process: research, analysis, sketching, concept development, pre-engineering, development, prototyping, and industrialization. We assemble specialist design teams for each project depending on which skills are needed. We know why and how good design results in better products, user satisfaction and loyalty, a better planet and a higher profit. We respect your history, your wishes and your existing portfolio and then bring you to new opportunities. You will enjoy being a part of our design process because you will see, feel and experience how we develop ideas on paper, displays and in your hands. We think, not by thinking but by doing.
WHO LIKES US SLAATTO has designed with and for the following companies:
Bang & Olufsen Le Klint Louis Poulsen Lighting Lockenwitz
MINDFRAMES is a collection of hourglasses designed to help you keep track of time while staying sane! The collection is especially designed for the MINDCRAFT exhibition 2016 in Milan. The geometry of the design makes the intervals twice or three times as long when the glass is turned upside down, which helps you structure your day in a way that makes rooms for the crucially important breaks: a 1-minute brainstorm followed by a 2-minute break; an intense 45-minute working period followed by a 15-minute break; an 8-hour workday complemented with 16 hours of free time for sleep and recreation. Slaatto is also considering adding hourglasses that mark a whole week or even a year.
Øivind Slaatto’s timekeeping device for the modern world is a tribute to gravity, which is at the root of the natural cycles that have guided our life on this planet since the beginning of time. Gravity determines the rate at which the earth rotates around the sun as well as its distance to our source of light and warmth, and thus, gravity defines night and day, winter and summer and the phases of the moon. Our modern lifestyle, however, has put the natural cycles under pressure, and breaks are often seen as a waste of time. But creative minds are never idle, and therefore we need breaks to recuperate, process and reflect.