Patera pendant by Louis Poulsen expanded to include a larger and a smaller model
The demand for the Patera pendant, the result of a creative working relationship between Louis Poulsen and Øivind Slaatto – the leading Danish designer – has been truly overwhelming. The pendant was originally launched a year ago, when it became an instant success on account of its organic shape and beautiful structure. However, private customers wanted a smaller version of the pendant, while professional interior decorators and designers were looking for a larger model to use in halls, lounge areas and rooms with high ceilings. As from September 2016, the Patera pendant will be available in its standard size – 600mm – as well as in larger (900mm) and smaller (450mm) versions. All Patera models are available with LED light sources.
No matter which angle you view it from, the Patera is an attractive, decorative globe of light streaming out gently and pleasantly in all directions. It harmonises naturally with almost all styles and all types of interior, and Rasmus Markholt, Design Manager at Louis Poulsen, highlights the Patera’s numerous placement options as one of the keys to its popularity.
Nature as a source of inspiration
“The Patera pendant is the result of an extraordinarily exciting and ambitious creative process. Øivind Slaatto drew inspiration from the Fibonacci sequence – the spiral pattern that appears everywhere in nature, in seed formations and pine cones, for example. The Fibonacci sequence has previously inspired some of the greatest artists and musicians in history, including Leonardo da Vinci and Johan Sebastian Bach. At the same time, Øivind Slaatto was inspired by Poul Henningsens brilliant light designs, and the result of his work is nothing less than a modern successor to the legendary PH Artichoke,” says Rasmus Markholt.
“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. Øivind Slaatto has created a pattern that is exciting and enchanting to look at, because it is mathematical, natural and poetic all at once,” adds Rasmus Markholt.