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.
Øivind Alexander Slaatto (born 1978) is one of Denmark’s most promising designers, recognised for his simple and poetic solutions. While nature is Øivind’s most important source of inspiration, he also seeks to transfer features such as rationality, logic and – especially – harmony to his designs. Prior to gaining his master’s degree from the Danish Design School, Øivind studied music at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. His appreciation for music permeates all areas of his approach to the design process. He is fully familiar with the concept of ‘practice makes perfect’, and constantly seeks to refine his solutions. In his own words, he wants his designs to be like a piece of music being played – which he wants people to experience as simple and light. He has already worked on a wide range of projects, encompassing everything from loudspeakers and cars to furniture and light fixtures. Developing lighting solutions is a speciality and a burning passion for Øivind, who has a natural affinity for light and therefore seeks to optimise the perception of light and ambience.