Finnish brand Secto Design and Finnish 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.
Secto Design shades are made of PEFC certified, top-quality 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.
Today Secto Design lamps can be spotted in many interesting locations, such as the Embassies of Finland in Brazil, Pakistan and Kosovo; American Express Head Office in Sydney, Australia; Museum des Sciences Naturelles in Bruxelles, Belgium; Tallinn Airport Air Traffic Control Center in Tallinn, Estonia; One Madison Park in New York, United States; the Heathrow Airport Holdings Head Office in Hounslow, United Kingdom; Permanent collection of the Design Museum in Helsinki, Finland as well as in the Permanent collection of Design Post in Cologne, Germany; in the store of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, United States; various International Airports such as Oslo Airport, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Tromsø Airport Langnes, Munich Airport and Göteborg Landvetter Airport.