Patera Oval


Light Source

The Patera Oval is part of the Patera pendant family, which was designed by Øivind Slaatto and launched in collaboration with Louis Poulsen in 2015. The Patera pendant is a modern take on the classic chandelier. It brings a glowing focal point and soft, dynamic illumination to contemporary spaces.

The Patera’s glare-free, 360-degree illumination is the result of an intricate design consisting differently positioned cells that bathe surrounding spaces, people, and objects in natural, even, and flattering light. Its form is beautiful to behold from all angles. Its Fibonacci sequence-based structure provides a different impression from every vantage point. “My ultimate goal was to create a three-dimensional Sudoku. It was an extremely mathematical assignment. In fact, it’s the most complex light I have ever made. I think it has a certain poetry about it, and my aim was to construct a modern crystal chandelier. I hope people will feel inspired to move around it. I hope it generates life.” (Øivind Slaatto) With the Patera Oval, Slaatto and Louis Poulsen aimed to create a pendant with a light, minimalistic form that brings a timeless yet modern look to a functional fixture that can be used in spaces with low ceilings.

The Patera Oval is based on the same principles and captivating braided-by-hand pattern as the classic Patera; however, it does not constitute a sphere but a flat circular form that looks like an oval from the side, inspired by the organic shapes of an ellipsoid. The Patera Oval has a round opening to optimize the direct light toward the underlying surface with a soft transition toward the reflected light. With its flat, minimalist design, the Patera Oval caters to spaces with limited ceiling height or where headroom is required. The pendant is also perfect as a high-hanging pendant or above a dining table to create a spacious feeling between the table and ceiling.

Materials: Cut matte-white PVC with a white opal, matte-coated, injection-molded polycarbonate e-socket. A white fabric diffuser plate for bottom opening included.

Dimensions: 14.2 H x 19.7 Dia. inches; Weight: 3.7 lbs

Light Source: 1x22W E26 or 41W LED, 2553 Lumens, Color Temperature: 2700K or 41W LED, 2656 Lumens, Color Temperature: 3000K

SKU: POU-5741936014