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The Ballon Pendant Wins A German Design Award

 

We are extremely proud to announce that our novelty the Ballon Pendant light has received “A Special Mention” in lighting category for “excellent product Design” in German Design Awards 2019.

 

The Ballon pendant luminaire is a versatile, adjustable and internationally divergent piece of art in every aspect. Steel frames are coated in black or white and adjustable light panels come laminated with oak or walnut veneer or finished in black or white. The steel frame can be coated with 24 Karat gold for more luxurious appearance.

 

“This luminaire’s combination of wood with cutting- edge LED technology makes it an extremely aesthetically pleasing product that’s also very appealing and unusual in every way.” - Jury statement

 

The Ballon collection shows the future development

of Tunto's collection

With its clear design, focusing on wood and ecology combined with modern technology, the Ballon collection consisting of wall, floor and pendant lights stands out from Tunto´s former style with new materials and shapes. It is a timeless tribute to old design classics combining organic materials with premium LED technology.

 

Tunto has been a forerunner in integrating wireless charging and touch sensitive dimming in the lights as well as exploiting Bluetooth technology in dimming and controlling the light. Tunto has received many awards for its sustainability, technology and individuality.

 

Red Dot "Best of the best" 2009, Good Design 2009, 2010, Green Good Design 2010, Deutsche Designpreis nomination 2010, 2011, 2015 and many more.

 

Designer, Founder & Visionary of Tunto - MIKKO KÄRKKÄINEN

 

Mikko Kärkkäinen (born 1976 in Finland, Järvenpää) has made an art form out of combining wood with modern technology. He has background both in Design and artisan carpentry and has a long history of using wooden materials creatively.

 

His designs have received numerous international awards. He has also been recognized as one of the prominent contemporary European Designers in the form of the “Europe 40 under 40” award. “

 

"My designs are inspired by my own cultural background and a modern Scandinavian lifestyle.” - Mikko Kärkkäinen

 

Mikko has been awarded with the Finnish State Award in Design 2015. The State Award in Design is awarded as a recognition of outstanding work or achievement in design during the past three years. The State Award in design is nominated by the Finnish National Council of Architecture, Design and Environmental Arts.

 

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