Scandinavian design

The timeless look of the Secto Design lamps is suitable both for home and public interiors in different styles. The iconic wooden lamps are appreciated around the world and shipped to over 80 countries.
The Petite table lamp, a plant, a wooden panel, a glass ball decoration and a bottle with coins inside on top of a chest.

Main principles

The minimalistic yet elegant signature appearance of Secto Design lamps is based on Scandinavian design tradition. The main principles of Scandinavian design are functionality, clean forms, long lasting quality, skilful use of nature materials and deliberated details - that is exactly the same elements which also Secto Design lamps are appreciated for!

Scandinavian design is characterized by uncluttered aesthetics. The use of neutral, muted colors bring airiness and calm whereas natural materials add cosiness and warmth into Scandinavian interiors. In the sunnier seasons large windows let the natural light in and during the dark wintertime practical lamps are a necessity. In furniture and accessories, the focus is on the function.

A close-up of the white Owalo pendant lamp. There is an image of the ocean and a white brick wall in the background.


The roots of Scandinavian design reach back to the late 19th century. Back then architectural movements like Jugendstil and Art Nouveau used natural forms and materials. In turn, Modernism simplified design and cleaned out all unnecessary decorations and ornaments at the beginning of the 20th century.

In Nordic countries national characteristics had a great effect on local design. Respect for practicality, focus on the essentials and strong handcrafting skills were intertwined with vibes of Jugendstil and Modernism. Nordic designers found their own path. Scandinavian design, as we know it, was born in the fifties and immediately flourished.

A bed with light-pink bedding in front of a wooden wall. The Petite pendant lamp is hanging beside it.

Around the world

Scandinavian design has fascinated people outside the Nordic countries from the very beginning. An exhibition showcasing Scandinavian ”home objects” toured North America in the mid-fifties and in Asia Scandinavian design appealed especially to the Japanese thanks to the familiar minimalism. During the last decades of the 20th century the awareness of how functional, well-designed interiors and domestic objects improve everyday life spread around the world thanks to many renowned designers and architects.

A desk with a set of chairs in front of it. On the wall there is a mirror. The Octo pendant lamp in walnut is in the middle of the room.

Harmony and modest beauty

So, what exactly is it that makes Secto Design lamps appealing to different design tastes, styles and traditions worldwide? 

The secret is the harmony and modest beauty of the design. Objects carrying the true characteristics of Scandinavian design both stand out from and adapt to the surroundings at same time. Secto Design lamps not only make a statement but also create a soothing atmosphere. The lamps form an attractive circle of warm serenity and in doing so, become the focal point of any interior.

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