The designer Oliver Walter is a German architect living and working in Helsinki for over 20 years. With his participation in outstanding architectural, lighting, and art projects he gained a deep insight into the Finnish design methodology. Wood as a sustainable material and the LED light source have captured his special interest. In his view, a light should not be used with a simple switch but should instead respond to the user´s intuitive and nuanced interaction.
Sustainable design, production, and trade are not just a marketing label but a heartfelt urgent necessity. From the conception of an idea to the final product the question must be answered: “is there a more resources-saving option?” In most cases, the answer is yes and most surprisingly, the option is often even cheaper. Bamboo serves here as an example. There is no better raw material that combines the conservation of natural resources with versatility, strength and cost-effectiveness.
Our light modules are made in Paimio, Finland not far from the world-famous Sanatorium built by architect Alvar Aalto. The workshop of Paimio´s wood boys (Paimion Puupojat) is committed to the highest level of craftsmanship. The crew´s skills were refined since the workshop´s founding in 1998 by the construction of demanding ship interiors and musical instruments.