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Tunto's Ballon Pendant Wins the German Design Award for Excellent Product Design

We are extremely proud to announce that our novelty, the Ballon Pendant light, has received a 'Special Mention' in the lighting category for 'Excellent Product Design' at the German Design Awards 2019.


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

Mikko was honored with the Finnish State Award in Design in 2015. This prestigious award is granted in recognition of outstanding work or achievements in design over the past three years. Nominations for the State Award in Design are made by the Finnish National Council of Architecture, Design, and Environmental Arts.



“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 pendant luminaire is a versatile, adjustable, and internationally diverse piece of art in every aspect. Its steel frames are available in black or white coating options, and the adjustable light panels come with oak or walnut veneer, or in finished black or white. Additionally, for a more luxurious appearance, the steel frame can be coated with 24 Karat gold.



With its clear design that focuses on wood and ecology, combined with modern technology, the Ballon collection stands out from Tunto's previous style by incorporating new materials and shapes in wall, floor, and pendant lights. It pays a timeless tribute to old design classics by combining organic materials with premium LED technology.


 

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