Øivind Slaatto drew inspiration for the Swirl series from nature and basic mathematical principals.
He wanted to find a way to incorporate the detail construction of a snail’s shell as well as his fascination with fractals. He wanted the LE KLINT design and craftsmanship to be obvious, when you look at the lamp. SWIRL’s transparency, shape and spiral panels completely reference’s LE KLINT’s unique style and perfection that is always appropriate and aesthetically pleasurable in any room.
Øivind finds great inspiration in nature, particularly in the snail – with regard to both the construction of the snail shell and the slow pace of the snail.
In addition, the Fibonacci sequence, fractals, and other basic mathematical principles fascinate him. These sources of inspiration formed the basis for his very first design after getting his degree. For B&O he made the loudspeaker A9, which was introduced in 2012.
The same principles have inspired his new series of lamps – the Swirl. The lamps have actually been in progress ever since he completed his studies in 2008, but Øivind has worked intensely on improving and polishing the features.
His desire that light, form and function should work together to provide a handsome light experience, while the design of the lamp is quite airy, ties in very well with the Scandinavian tradition. As such, it is in complete harmony with LE KLINT’s collection, which these lamps will now become a part of.
"I have always been fascinated with light in its many forms. I am constantly amazed at the ability of pure natural light´s power, to enhance or deplete nature´s beauty. On occasion, I have questioned, how can it get us to simultaneously, think about colour texture and shade, while interacting with our senses and affecting our moods." Kim Weckstrøm Jensen, CEO