Seppo Koho

Born: 1967
Best-known products:  Secto pendant, Magnum lamp, Atto lamp, Puncto pendant, Octo lamp and the rest of Secto’s wide range of lamps.
Training: Architect

Seppo Koho was born in Finland, which is reflected in the simplicity and beauty of Secto’s lamps. Wood, good design and craftmanship are in the DNA of Secto, which matches Seppo Koho perfectly. Koho is a trained architect and studied at the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki and the Tampere University of Technology.

The Secto lamp series contains pendants, wall lamps, floor lamps and table lamps. The whole series is well-thought-through handcrafted design made from Finnish birch and made by skilled craftsmen. The brand already enjoys great respect from design lovers around the world. This is lightning for those who admire Scandinavian style, excellent craftmanship and natural materials. The Secto lamps designed by Seppo Koho have already been awarded several international awards.

Important dates:
1967 Born in Rovaniemi, in Finland
1987-1994 Master of Arts, University of Industrial Arts Helsinki
1993 Studied architecture at Tampere University of Technology
1987-1991 Worked for Sis-Ark Ltd
1992 Worked for architect Aarne von Boehm Ltd
1996 Worked for Studio Kaisa Blomstedt Ltd
1996-1999 Member of the board in the Finnish Association of Interior Architects SIO ry
1997-1999 Assistant – Furniture Design at Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences
2000-2002 Worked for Architect Iris Ulin Ltd
1995- present Interior and Design Studio Seppo Koho, Helsinki
Design of furniture and lighting for Aptero, Secto Design, P.O.Korhonen and Martela
Design for Retretti, Turku Art Museum, National Museum of Finland and
Helsinki City Art Museum

1997 Ornamo grant
2002 Arts Council of Finland grant
2003 Alfred Kordelin Foundation grant
2004 Finnish Cultural Foundation grant
2005 Arts Council of Finland grant
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