The minimalist oval-shaped Patera pendant is ideal for contemporary spaces.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—Online lighting retailer YDesign Group is bringing Louis Poulsen’s new Patera Oval Pendant by Øivind Slaatto to the U.S. in an exclusive launch. It will be offered on Lumens.com and YLighting.com only.
The minimalist oval-shaped pendant is ideal for contemporary spaces and completes the Patera family. Introduced as an ellipsoid pendant, Patera Oval has been designed for new applications where ceiling heights are limited or a flat circular form is preferred. Slaatto’s Patera Oval is assembled completely by hand and follows the enchanting mathematical structure of the Fibonacci sequence, in which each number in the sequence is the sum of the two preceding ones. The manifestation of the Fibonacci sequence is often seen throughout nature in a spiral design.
“I wanted to make something more compact,” said Slaatto. “Patera Oval is flatter and easier to hang low over a table. Though the geometry is different [from the original Patera], it follows the same mathematics of the Fibonacci sequence. That is a structure of mathematics, a product of life, and I have simply transformed it into a lamp.”
“We are so excited to be partnering with Louis Poulsen to offer consumers this latest design from Øivind Slaatto,” said Patricia Kittredge, vice president of merchandising at YDesign Group. “The Patera ellipsoid pendant with its Fibonacci sequence-based structure demonstrates Louis Poulsen’s continued expertise and leadership in creating distinctly modern and sculptural lighting — and we are honored to be the exclusive online retailer for this product.”
Patera Oval is made of diamond-shaped cells carefully constructed to reflect glare-free light when viewed at an angle above 40 degrees. The fixture emits 360-degree natural, even and pleasing illumination, YDesign Group said. An optional diffuser plate may be used with the pendant if the light source creates an unwanted glare from above.
The pendant will only be available in the U.S. from Lumens.com and YLighting.com through March 31, 2022.
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