Secto Design and designer Seppo Koho crossed paths in 1995 when Tuula Jusélius was seeking a designer for her new company, whose first products were furniture made of innovative glue-laminated wood. The very first time Tuula Jusélius and the newly graduated design architect Seppo Koho met they knew they were kindred spirits: The two share a respect for Northern wood as well as Scandinavian, clear design and professional woodworking.
Customers who bought furniture from the company complained about not finding suitable lamps to go with the furniture. Tuula Jusélius noticed the same: there simply were no wooden lamps on the market. So Seppo Koho received a commission. The result was the Secto pendant lamp that is still the backbone of the collection.
In the early 2000s, Tuula Jusélius's company turned its focus to lamps, giving up furniture. After the Secto product family, Seppo Koho's drawing board saw the birth of Octo, Victo, Puncto, Kontro, Owalo, and the latest, the spiralling Aspiro.
Secto Design shades are made of PEFC certified, flawless Finnish birch veneers that are formpressed into blanks. The blanks are cut into slats, which are sanded and finally connected using rings of aircraft plywood. The slats are glued and nailed to the rings. All the lamps are finished and checked carefully before sending them to their destinations. All the work is carried out in Finland.
With their clear but interesting architectonic forms Secto Design lamps are spaces in themselves. The light source is hidden inside the shade to prevent blinding the viewer. The warm light reflecting from the birch emphasizes space and creates an inviting environment.