Born in 1978, the Danish designer Øivind Slaatto studied at Danmarks Designskole as well as at Der Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium. He later founded the Slaatto Design Studio based in the Danish capital Copenhagen. Among his customers are brands such as Bang & Olufsen, Louis Poulsen, Le Klint, for whom he has designed products as varied as cars, loudspeakers, or furniture, though his speciality is lighting. Slaatto himself says that "his design should be like a piece of music - one has to experience it simply and easily." And with designs like the pendulum lamp Patera for the Danish luminaire manufacturer Louis Poulsen, he succeeds!