Lighting

Birch plywood lamps

Totem, founded in 1996, started producing a line of lamps with birch plywood screens and lampshades. These designs were inspired by Alvar Aalto and Tapio Wirkkala. The flexibility and transparency of wood create volumes which are shaped and filtered by light. These projects preceded the development of our line of fully jointed furniture and the thin wooden screens were our first laser-cut components.