TREFOIL – pendant light – prototype – 2014

Trefoil is a ceiling light constructed for three led modules connected in series. The three shaped form is designed to give a good cooling construction for the leds and hide the blistering light out of sight. It gives a quality light and spacious feeling for the room with the open light up and down. The light reminds wooden flower can be seen both at the public and private spaces. It is a personal lamp with the new plywood producing methods. Modern and innovative shape with the unique structure is made from the plywood UPM Grada which gives the possibility to hide and connect modules with each other by the only one hidden electric cable.

Trefoil is inspired by combining two new aspects (modern wooden material with new lightning technology). This was turned to the simple and beautifull form. Trefoil wanted to respond to the challenge of the lack of markets in good quality wooden LED lights. First prototype was made in good cooperation with two finnish companies UPM (material) and Valopaa (LED modules and driver).

Trefoil won two awards in Habitare 2014.


1st prize in Luminord Luminaire competition:

“In particular, the jury praised the light fitting’s beautiful, and classic, clean Scandinavian aesthetic, well-suited to the home environment. This is a highly developed, technologically advanced, and industrially feasible product family, with the different types of light fittings designed to be compatible with each other. The LED module used as the light source is energy-efficient, and attention has also been paid to the controllability of the unit. The aesthetic of the light fitting deserves praise and it has the potential for international success. “

-Luminord competition Jury


Lexus Creating Amazing Award in Ecodesign exhibition:

“Lexus Finland, the cooperation partner of the EcoDesign exhibition, handed out a €2,000 Lexus Creating Amazing award. This award was split between two designers,Simo Serpola and Shogo Tamura. Serpola’s Trefoil light fitting and Tamura’s Limb stool
challenged norms and gave the viewers the biggest wow factor.”

– Lexus Creating Amazing Award


^Photos: Jussi Särkilahti