Another interesting company for us is Showroom Finland, which designs lamps with the natural resources of Finland.
From the material wood and plywood they design fresh ideas for the lighting and interior areas. The Helsinki-based company was founded in 2001 and has good potential through the good selection of its designers.
The “Pilke” series by designer Tuukka Halonen is a very special highlight.
This is a lamp family of simple plywood and consists of five pendulum lights available in 3 color versions. There is also a solution for table and floor lighting. Hand-crafted in Finland, the lamps are put together without glue or screws. Creating a decorative structure generating shadows that can be seen on nearby walls, which also gives off a lot of light to the surroundings and the table below.
Another interesting lighting design was “Ristikko” which fascinates with its simple but yet ingenious optics. Another plug is that the birch plywood gives back a bright yet warm light. “Ristikko” was designed by Harri Koskinen, a well-known Finnish designer who has received many awards and prizes.
But Showroom Finland also has acoustic elements that can influence the acoustics of a room in a decorative way. The “PLY” elements are suitable for entrance halls, theaters, conference rooms and offices. Due to the ultra-thin wood and the translucent / wavy surface, the acoustics of the room get positively influenced.
Or the many decorative items that feature the “Moomins” figures from the 40s by the well-known Finnish illustrator and author Tove Jansson. For example bags, jewelery and mobiles. The Moomins are hippo troll beings and were popular in the 40-70s with children and adults. The stories about the interaction with each other and internal conflicts were implemented with loving care and imagination by Tove Jansson. Showroom Finland now has the licenses to market these figures.
The Showroom Finland lamps are available at the Frankfurt-based company Formvorrat.
The company produces in Finland and aims at architects, planners and installers as well as end customers. We’re exited what products Showroom Finland will show next.