The Patera pendant light from Louis Poulsen
Lighting, especially during the dark winter nights, is often a key element that can 'make or break' a room. The best designs match functionality with ambience, to create comfortable living spaces you feel truly at home in.
The new Patera pendant light by Øivind Slaatto is just such a light. Designed to serve as a modern chandelier that both unifies the space and creates an emotional connection with us, it is the latest offering from Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen, producer of such classic designs as Poul Henningsen's Artichoke light and Arne Jacobsen's AJ table lamp.
Taking nature as its inspiration, the design is based on the Fibonacci sequence - think of the cross section of a spiral shell, or the seed formation of a pine cone.
Patera acts as a majestic 'floating' focal point, emitting a soft pleasant glow from a multitude of cells spiralling out from its north and south poles and spreading light in all directions.
I just can't decide whether it should be suspended above our dining table, the bed or the upstairs landing.
Images courtesy of Louis Poulsen.