Design classic (14) – Secto pendants

Goooood morning lovelies, how are we all today?  Hope everyone’s got a fabulous weekend lined up!  We’re off back to Honkers today so this has to be a shorty, but I thought I’d take a looksee at the famous Secto lighting range for today’s design classic.


Designed by Seppo Koho for Secto Design Oy, they’re made out of strips of Scandinavian birch and come in a choice of four finishes: natural, white laminate, black laminate or walnut.  Whether you opt for the Octo, Secto, Victo, Magnum, Puncto or Atto (oh, or one of their floor, table or wall lights) I absolutely ruddy love ’em, but unfortunately most of the images I’ve been able to find online are a little too utilitarian and minimalist for me.

My fave schemes are where a whole bunch of them are used together, like below – think it’s such a punchy way to add impact:

Love them here paired with the wood burning stove and quirky side chairs:


And they are the perfect accent to the fabulous Wishbone chair too!

Oh, and here’s an ‘octo’ light not to go for…yikes.


I thought I’d have a go at putting together a slightly more interesting scheme using a few of these beauts.  It’s a bit of an eclectic mishmash but I wouldn’t turn my nose up at it!  What do you guys think?

{from top left: Panton chair, Secto pendants, butler tray + stand, oriental rug, distressed oak floorboards, Tolix chair, reclaimed wood oversize mirror, reclaimed wood dining table}

Have a fabulous weekend all!


  1. Natasha says:

    Completely agree on how funky the secto pendants look, especially a bunch of them hung at different heights. Your design challenge could be ‘how to incorporate an eight-legged octo pendant into your living room’? 🙂

    Happy belated blog birthday btw!!! You’re growing up quick!!!

  2. Sam says:

    You always find the most amazing decor inspiration, I haven’t seen these shades before, think they would look so lovely in a country style home or larger living area. Hope you’re having a relaxing weekend!

  3. Your enthusiasm is contagious! How awesome, to see the comments of a truly appreciative fan of Secto Design’s lamps; we’re justifiably proud to be the North American representative for their lasting inspirations in lighting minimalism. Thanks so much for sharing with your readers. Check us out for more cool eye candy and drop in on our own blog too, if you can –!

  4. I have a new apartment with no lamp, dear Elly, but this is exactly what I am looking for…I need them badly and now I am looking for the Romanian store where I could find these babies 😀 Kisses

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