Oivind Slaatto finds great inspiration in nature, particularly in the snail and the construction of its shell. In addition, the Fibonacci sequence, fractals, and other basic mathematical principles fascinate him. After getting his degree, these sources of inspiration formed the basis for his very first design, the loudspeaker A9 for B&O, which was introduced in 2012.
The same principles have inspired his new series of lamps the Swirl. The lamps have been in development since he completed his studies in 2008, but Oivind worked intensely on improving and polishing their features. His theory is that light, form and function should work together to provide a harmonious light experience. With Swirl, these principles have finally come to fruition, while simultaneously honoring Scandinavian design.