Pilke Signature Collection’s Pendant 60 and Pendant 28 are now coming in a new dark brown colour. The birch plywood lamps are colored in a hue creating a beautiful walnut tone.
Designed by Tuukka Halonen, Harri Koskinen and Janne Uusi- Autti.
The production process of Pilke lamps starts in Hirvensalmi in southeast Finland with plywood sheets provided by the family company Koskisen, founded more than 100 years ago. The FSC or PEFC certified plywood comes from high-quality, renewable Finnish birch grown in sustainably managed forests. The plywood sheets are sent to Muototerä in Tampere where pieces for the lamps are cut out from the sheets by a water jet cutter. This method is environmentally friendly with no chemicals, vapor, or smoke produced during the cutting process, and also leaves no burn marks on the material.
The plywood parts are then sent to Kolmituote in Salo. Kolmituote is a non-profit social company, owned by the city of Salo, who offers employment and rehabilitation services for partially-abled people. Here all parts are first lightly sanded before put together without any glue or screws, all assembled by hand. The finished lamp shades that are to be another color than its natural birch, such as the walnut tone, are sent over to the neighbor painting company Giuseppe in Salo. Here the shades, are dipped one by one into a container of brown color giving them the new warm walnut tone. After drying, the lamp shades are sent back to Kolmituote for packing before sent out to find their final destination in a home, restaurant, hotel or other location where they can spread their warm light, adding a center piece to every setting.