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Seppo Koho | Table lamps

Seppo Koho (b. 1967) is a Finnish architect and lighting designer who has studied at the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki and at the Tampere University of Technology. Seppo Koho is the designer behind Secto Design lamps.

Secto Design collection includes pendant lamps, wall lamps, floor lamps and table lamps, all handmade in Finland from Finnish birch by highly skilled craftsmen. Secto Design's lamp shades have already established a global reputation among design lovers who admire Scandinavian style, excellent craftsmanship and natural materials. Seppo Koho's designs have been awarded internationally and are well-known worldwide for their clear and simple Scandinavian feel.

Seppo Koho has designed pieces for the following brands: Secto Design

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Shop table lamps & reading lamps from the best Nordic brands

Table lamps and reading lamps bring a beautiful combination of practicality and aesthetics to an interior. As well as lighting its surroundings, a table lamp can be an eye-catching, sculptural element of interior decor, even when switched off. Table lamps are particularly needed on bedside tables and desks, and they cast a pleasant, warm light when placed on a shelf or as window lights. A table lamp can also be a bright study lamp or spotlight which can be directed downwards at a tabletop or towards a wall.

Our selection of table lamp designs ranges from small table lamps for accent lighting to larger eyecatchers and high-quality desk lamps. Feel free to explore our wide selection to shop for a new table lamp for your home – and remember that table lamps are also great gift ideas when you want to give an unforgettable, timeless and functional gift.

Table lamps in many colours and materials

The light cast by a table lamp is affected by its structure as well as materials. White opal glass shades or atmospheric Asian paper shades create dimmer mood lighting and window lighting. Table reading lamps, study lamps and desk lamps, on the other hand, often have an adjustable arm and shade for directing light where you prefer. Modern table lamps can also have a range of technical features such as a touch dimmer switch, timer or rechargeable battery. In bedside table lamps, a dimmer is very handy for adjusting between bright reading light and soft mood lighting, and touch bedside table lamps make it easy to turn the light on without having to search for the light switch. Cordless or portable table lamps can be used both indoors and outside. Our range of outdoor lamps includes many elegant patio table lights and other table lamps suitable for exterior use.

The best table lamps are made from materials designed to stand the test of time. Our collection includes designer table lamps made from a selection of luxurious natural materials such as marble, brass, ceramic and wood. Steel, aluminium and plastic are also very popular and durable material choices. In terms of lampshades, one of the most used materials in table lamps is glass, either fully transparent or white opal glass. Lampshades made of paper or resin are also great options for giving the light a gentle, diffused glow. In general, we recommend choosing a diffused shade for soft mood lighting and a shade with direct, non-diffused light when you’re looking for a table lamp for reading or working. 

Of course, the light source's power and colour temperature greatly affect the overall result – the same lamp might serve in multiple situations by using a dimmer or different light bulbs. The lamp shade's colour also affects the tone of light: light-coloured shades generally give more light to the room, whereas darker colours are perfect when you want to enjoy a dimmer feel. It is also possible to place a table lamp next to a mirror to increase the intensity of light.

Designer table lamps from your favourite brands

We at Finnish Design Shop have curated a wide range of table lamps and reading lamps from Scandinavia and beyond. Our lamp shop includes beautiful Nordic table lamps by classic and more contemporary brands such as Artek, Louis Poulsen, Design House Stockholm and Secto Design. And, of course, we have a whole range of table lamp designs by Alvar Aalto, as well as the well-loved Double Bubble lamp by Finnish designer Eero Aarnio. And for more minimalist options from Nordic brands, you might want to explore the timeless table lamps by Menu, &Tradition and New Works.

Besides Scandinavian design, also South-European lighting design is widely represented in our selection. For impressive classics from Italy, see the selections of the legendary lighting brands Oluce, Flos, Artemide and Kartell. And for Spanish lighting design, be sure not to miss the well-known Spanish brands Marset and 
Santa & Cole.

New ideas for table lamp shopping

Looking for inspiration and ideas on using table lamps in your home decor? Or are you interested in recent product launches and new table lamp designs by Nordic brands? To help you out, we picked a few stories from our online magazine Design Stories that you might find interesting:

Double the luminance – introducing 5 white table lamps to brighten up your home >
9 portable table lamps – bring light wherever you go >
6 lamps for creating varied and effective lighting >
The Beam Lamp from Muuto lights up two areas at the same time >