Brighten up your home with some flashy Finnish fixtures from Valo
Bringing a splash of Scandinavian design aesthetics to Australia, Valo combines design qualities from the northern hemisphere with a functional and funky approach to lighting.
Heli Annola is a Finnish-born designer and importer who has called Australia home since 2003. After working in the corporate world for many years, Heli decided to ditch the office life for good and follow her passion for design, creating Valo. Finnish for ‘light’, Valo sees Heli utilising her interest in home decor and design to create a brand that focuses on lamps and pendant lights that incorporate design elements from her home country.
Some of the key elements of Scandinavian style are imbued in Valo’s range, which utilises light coloured woods, recycled metals and other raw materials to create a minimalist but aesthetically pleasing product. Valo’s current range boasts industrial-style lights, wooden pendant lights, black wire hanging lamps, minimalist wooden table lamps. New designs are added several times a year, so be sure to head to the Valo website to have a closer look at the current range of stunning pieces.
Image courtesy of Nathan + Jac, photography by Annette O’Brien.