Oivind Slaatto, industrial designer, 1978
Oivind 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 2002. The same principles have inspired his new series of lamps – the Swirl. The lamps have actually been in progress ever since he complete his studies in 2008, but Oivind has worked intensely on improving and polishing the features.