Tuukka Halonen is the creator of the original Pilke Signature Collection. He studied at the Royal College of Art in London and worked several years for Habitat. After returning to Finland in 2005 he started his own design studio with the magic plywood touch.
My light idea: Enjoy the warm twinkle light.
My design: I have been influenced by traditional crafts employing wood in its various forms. It inspired me to create new interpretations of the craft heritage utilizing today’s manufacturing techniques and materials. I want to investigate material qualities, beauty of structures. Pilke Signature Collection is a unique example of geometrically decorative wooden lights.
Just look the video of the secrets of the original Pilke Signature lights. Designer Tuukka Halonen tells how the enchanting Pilke Signature lamps are created
Susan Elo is the creator of the minimalistic and geometric Pilke Valo Collection. Pilke Risukko Collection she has designed with Sami Lahtinen. Elo is a Helsinki-based light, furniture and interior designer. She completed her MA studies at the University of Art and Design Helsinki (now Aalto University). Susan Elo has received a five-year state grant for artists for her project The Forest and I (Minä ja metsä). Apart from her work as a designer, Susan teaches furniture design at Aalto University.
My light idea: Everything is light.
My Design: Nordic four seasons have inspired me to see that everything is light – darkness opens to realize shades of light. One of my light collections’s name is Valo which means light. Valo lamps are beautifully handcrafted, made of solid wood. I hope that my natural lighting design creates wellbeing as well as respect for the wood. Finland’s forests give us a high quality ecological material and my passion is to design longlasting beautiful lamps. I work with heart, Nordic attitude and respect for the wood and forest.
Janne Uusi-Autti is the creator of Pilke Pioni Collection. Pioni is a beautiful, organic shape pendant, creating a natural soft atmosphere in any home, restaurant or public space. Pioni lamps are made of thin birch plywood. Janne Uusi-Autti is a designer with a background in engineering and sailing.
My light idea: A thin sheet of wood creates organic light.
My design: I always search for something new and different. I want to be open with my design approach and not just concentrate on current trends, like architectural minimalism. My design goal is achieved, when a shape has some soul and beauty. Sailing is one of my passions and one of the sources of inspiration in my designs. Lightness and precision describe my design language. My design process often starts from a new technical solution, which leads the development of the final shape.
Harri Koskinen is an industrial designer, having received several international awards. He has studied at the Institute of Art and Design in Helsinki (now Aalto University). Koskinen designs for many different brands and companies, across many types of article; from furniture to lighting, as well as industrial electronic and commercial packaging. Koskinen founded his company Friends of Industry in 2000. Koskinen is probably best known for his Block Lamp, a lightbulb held inside two shaped pieces of casted glass. For Showroom Finland he has designed an architectural plywood lamp Ristikko.
My light idea: Natural indirect light
My design: Natural direct solutions