You have probably seen them before. They are as popular as ever. The designer lamps from Secto have taken the scene of lighting in Denmark due to their distinctive design and natural materials. They are the embodiment of innovative thinking and the merging of nature, great design and lighting all in one. The design is super simple and has a clear reference to the Scandinavian design tradition, which is likely why the Secto lamps have become so incredibly popular lately.
The lamps are designed by Seppo Koho and are produced in Finland. The lamps are actually made in Finnish birch veneer of unbelievably high quality. When the wood is ready, it is carved and shaped into slats. These slats are sanded down and cared for to get a pretty and natural finish. They are glued and nailed to rings at the top of the lamp in order to create the lampshade. The technique used for this and for forming the veneer is originally used in aerospace engineering.
What makes the lamps into something special is not just the design but the consideration to the environment under which they are produced. The production method is intended to use as little energy as possible, and Secto is always looking for ways to improve production and making the whole process more sustainable. That is, in fact, underlined by the use of finish birch as locally sourced wood as a smaller environmental footprint as is does not have to be transported over great distances like imported wood.
The company producing the wonderful Secto lamps also do their very best to use recycled materials. They even use sawdust, which is compressed and shaped into wooden pellets used for heating. Hence, waste products from the manufacturing process suddenly become useful materials providing energy or are transformed into new materials. Have you been seduced by the environmentally friendly and beautifully crafted Secto lamps? Then it is probably time to get your hands on the wonderfully unique Finish treasures.