The Swirl shade on the floor lamp was designed with the intention of preventing unpleasant glare from the light source.
Øivind Slaatto drew inspiration for the Swirl series from nature and mathematic fractals. Swirl's transparency, shape, and spiral panels completely reference Le Klint's unique style and perfection.
LE KLINT is synonymous with lampshades. Iconic, hand-folded shades take years of learning techniques and mastering many different pleating forms. Only then can a student test into certification to become part of the skilled team of Pleating Technicians. However, this is only a fraction of the procedure of each lamp. Specialist metal workers, woodworkers, and engineers play a big part in the magic of creating unique illuminated art. These tenets have gone hand-in-hand with the folding process since their genesis.
A dedicated LE KLINT team takes great pride in every aspect of the production, fitting, quality control, and shipment procedures to ensure each lamp is unique. In-house production facilities in Odense collaborate with skilled suppliers such as wood carvers, metal casters, and glass blowers, based in Denmark or internationally, with the main focus on quality as “the” guideline.
To remove the shades - follow instructions in the manual as you would fit or replace a lightbulb.
Øivind finds great inspiration in nature, particularly in the snail – with regard to both the snail shell's construction and the snail's slow pace.
In addition, the Fibonacci sequence, fractals, and other basic mathematical principles fascinate him. These sources of inspiration formed the basis for his first design after getting his degree.
For B&O, he made the loudspeaker A9, which debuted in 2012. The same principles inspired his new series of lamps -- the Swirl. The lights have been in progress since he completed his studies in 2008, but Øivind has worked intensely on improving and polishing the features.
Slaatto believes that light, form, and function should work together to provide a cozy illumination. While his designs are quite airy, each model ties in very well with Scandinavian tradition. As such, his methods of artistic creation create harmony with LE KLINT's collection.
LE KLINT is a lighting company established in 1943, but the story of the company dates back to the beginning of the 20th century when a hand pleated lamp shade was folded to fit a paraffin lamp both designed by architect and master of engineering P.V. Jensen-Klint. We have ever since maintained our original concept but we are constantly seeking to develop within modern times.Read More