Artful Lighting From Finland

Furniture & Lighting


Finnish designer Mari Isopahkala’s Viikari pendant light was a notable hit during this year’s Salone Satellite, a showcase for the most talented young designers from around the globe that coincides with Milan Design Week. And one look at these images explains why. Part of a series of linear wood lighting designs that the Helsinki-based Isopahkala has created since 2012, Viikari is the first ceiling light in the collection, and easily the most beautiful. An abstract composition comprised of pale birch wood and touches of Mondrian-esque color, Viikari is both light fixture and art, sculpture and mobile—somehow managing to project exuberance alongside Finland’s famous restraint.


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1 Comment

  1. Evelyn M

    Jul 12, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Mari Isopahkala’s lights are stunning, and I think quite simple. They remind me of a small stack of left over ends in our Design House shop that a child lets say, would pick up and play with as though using building blocks from their array of toys – something I might have done as a child. I love the visual story I see within the lighting, I love the use of simple colour and am glad you showed a close up of the actual lights so that I know how the fixtures work :-)

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