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Milan Design Week 2022

Design Week in Milan is the world's most important design event, featuring the furniture fair Salone del Mobile and hundreds of shows and events at hundreds of venues in the city's design districts. We are very pleased to welcome you during Design Week Milan 2022. From June 7 to 12, you are invited to the showroom of Pollice Illuminazione, our Italian partner. Together we will present new products and our top sellers. NEW / Tekna x GioBagnara We proudly present to you our exclusive and exciting collaboration with GioBagnara, pioneer in Italian luxury leather. Tekna strives to constantly improve itself: creating new designs and exploring cutting-edge materials. Because our lighting is all about seamless finishes, authentic design and decorative excellence, we are committed to seeking partners who reinforce these high-level values. The TEKNA x GIOBAGNARA Collection aims to create pieces able to generate unique atmospheres and enhance spaces, giving birth to a union where traditional Italian and Belgian lifestyles meet. NEW / Lúmmi LED bulb We're pleased to introduce "Lúmmi", our new LED bulb that will be used in all our exclusive lighting designs. Over the past year we have been working intensively to bring the perfect bulb for decorative lighting to the market.  The lamp has a warm and cozy glow with 2200K and 400lm. In addition, we found it extremely important to take the ecological aspect into account. We're proud to announce that our new "Lúmmi" lamp is 100% plastic free and the fitting is made entirely out of glass, something that has never been done before. EVENT BY INVITATION On the 8th of June, we're organizing an exclusive evening full of novelties. Enjoy a fine tasting with a glass of bubbles and let all your senses be stimulated. Would you like to join us? Please send an email to marketing@tekna.be   6 p.m - 10 p.m Pollice Illuminazione Via Giovanni Rasori, 12 20145 Milano

Characteristic patina

From the moment of first touch, your lighting fixture comes to life. Slowly, a beautiful characteristic patina forms that makes your Tekna fixture personal, but most importantly, unique.  For those of you who are not familiar with this term. Patina is a dull corrosion layer that forms on a bronze surface as a result of oxidation of the metal when exposed to air and moisture. This can occur when you place bronze appliances outside. The patina layer forms a natural protection of the bronze material which in this way prevents the material from rusting. This process is perfectly normal and is considered a very special feature. This sets us apart from third parties who prefer banding and lacquering to the use of natural materials. Tekna always uses brass as the base material, which is then coated with bronze. If you prefer not to have a natural patina, you can choose to maintain your fixture on a week-by-week basis. You can do this by using our cleaning kit which contains the necessary materials. By regularly brushing the fixture off and providing it with a new wax layer you will slow down the process.  The process of patination can be enhanced by a variety of environmental factors, this partly determines the required maintenance time. These include the impact of coastal areas, (acid) rain, wind, dust particles and to a lesser extent UV radiation from the sun. Tekna also features a finish called Acid Green. In this finish, we have chemically accelerated this oxidation process. This creates the green layer on the Spreaderlight, for example. This type of finish is very popular for those who love this natural appearance, but would like to have this effect from the very first moment. 

First appearance on national TV

Tekna was chosen as a guest in the television program Wooninspiraties on the national television channel VTM. As an expert in decorative lighting, Maxim Blijweert, CEO, gave a short presentation on the key points of decorative lighting and the choice of materials. Tekna's handmade lighting products can be found all over the world, from Dubai to the Netherlands. It's therefore one of our goals to put our brand more strongly on the world map every day. We distinguish ourselves with the unique combination of traditional methods with a timeless character. All lighting fixtures are designed, produced and assembled by hand here in Europe. This way you don't only buy a lighting fixture but also a powerful story, which makes it a truly valuable product.  To give our decorative design lighting an extra level of finesse and detail, we mount the glassware with custom designed ledges. These ledges are made of durable brass and bronze plated for a beautiful look. We prefer soldering to gluing, this enhances the artisanal aspect of the manufacturing process. By adding these ledges, we transform the minimalist design into a romantic and more authentic one. We are extremely proud of this exclusive system. Each fixture is produced with the utmost care and precision as a personal work of art. For fixtures like Mercer and Stockles, we work with over 20 individual glass rods that are placed one by one by hand. Through this method and selection of materials, we create a beautiful optical illusion of both light and glass. We give the production the time it needs and make every effort to deliver a beautiful piece of craftsmanship.  "When you choose decorative lighting, you do so to create a certain atmosphere, both inside and outside. The challenge is to find lighting that exudes the desired look, even when switched off. "

Discover Tekna's Lúmmi LED bulb

We're pleased to introduce "Lúmmi", our new LED bulb that will be used in all our exclusive lighting designs. Over the past year we have been working intensively to bring the perfect bulb for decorative lighting to the market.  The lamp has a warm and cozy glow with 2200K and 400lm. In addition, we found it extremely important to take the ecological aspect into account. We're proud to announce that our new "Lúmmi" lamp is 100% plastic free and the fitting is made entirely out of glass, something that has never been done before.

Tekna revealed its novelties - Milan Design Week 2021

Thank you for your visit during the Milan Design Week 2021. Together with our italian partner Pollice Illuminazione, we presented new Tekna and Kinetura products, top sellers and some never-before-seen scoops. We're so grateful for all your positive feedback we've received on our new products: Kembleford Line, Tekna Discover application and our most recent collection in collaboration with GioBagnara. TEKNA Discover offers a new and exciting way to discover lighting. It allows you to virtually place full-scale 3D models in the room of your choice. By combining our fixtures with the latest AR technology, you can experience Tekna like never before. Kinetura by Tekna is one of the most innovative companies in the lighting industry and a global leader in high-quality design lighting, known for its kinetic lighting. Light is an elementary part of our lives, it affects our mood and makes us feel comfortable. With light we create different moods and atmospheres for our living spaces. Kinetura lighting is a way of being - to create something extraordinary, to express your own preferences, but above all.. to enjoy light to the fullest. We proudly present to you our exclusive and exciting collaboration with GioBagnara, pioneer in Italian luxury leather. Tekna strives to constantly improve itself: creating new designs and exploring cutting-edge materials. Elegant, unique but above all exclusive. The collection rests on these pillars and is one-of-a-kind in its sector. With this collection we want to delight Tekna lovers with quality and detail. Transform any space into a dynamic landscape of light and texture. Mix & match different color tones and stitching, everything to create your personalized masterpiece, carefully treated and assembled by hand. The new Kembleford Line is part of the Arton Collection: eye-catching, high-end design lighting. With this, we surpass many contemporary designs. Tekna makes the difference by combining remarkable design with particularly high-quality materials and the typical seamless finish.

Milan Design Week 2021

We're very excited to welcome you during the design week in Milan. From 5th through 10th September you are invited to the showroom of Pollice Illuminazione, our italian partner. Together we will present new products, top sellers and some never-before-seen scoops. NEW / Kinetura Kinetura by Tekna is a way of being - to create something extraordinary, to express your own preferences, but above all.. to enjoy light to the fullest. We're excited to introduce our concept abroad for the first time and to show off the uniqueness of this product line. NEW / Kembleford Line The new Kembleford Line is part of the Arton Collection: eye-catching, high-end design lighting. With this, we surpass many contemporary designs. Tekna makes the difference by combining remarkable design with particularly high-quality materials and the typical seamless finish. SCOOP / Tekna x GioBagnara Tekna strives to constantly improve itself: creating new designs and exploring cutting-edge materials. Because our lighting is all about seamless finishes, authentic design and decorative excellence, we're committed to seeking partners who reinforce these high-level values. WIN / Minor We're presenting a new and exciting way to discover lighting. To celebrate this exciting news, we are giving away a select number of Minor devices. Be there!  EVENT BY INVITATION On the 7th of September, we're organizing an exclusive evening full of novelties. Enjoy a fine tasting with a glass of bubbles and let all your senses be stimulated. Request your visit 5 p.m - 10 p.m Pollice Illuminazione Via Giovanni Rasori, 12 20145 Milano

New partnership GIOBAGNARA

Tekna meets Italian leather We proudly present to you our exclusive and exciting collaboration with GioBagnara, pioneer in Italian luxury leather. Tekna strives to constantly improve itself: creating new designs and exploring cutting-edge materials. Because our lighting is all about seamless finishes, authentic design and decorative excellence, we are committed to seeking partners who reinforce these high-level values. The TEKNA x GIOBAGNARA Collection aims to create pieces able to generate unique atmospheres and enhance spaces, giving birth to a union where traditional Italian and Belgian lifestyles meet. GioBagnara, a brand that is distinctive for elegantly designed creations that express luxury without ostentation, available in an uncommon and virtually limitless color palette of leathers and suede, handcrafted to the highest standards using both traditional know-how and leading-edge technology.

Summer has arrived!

"Give color to your garden" Outdoor lighting that makes you dream of long evenings in your outdoor space is what we are looking for. Tekna offers stylish and effective solutions for creating a cozy corner on your patio or to illuminate your outdoor living or dining area. Use pendant lights to create volume  To give an outdoor dining area an instant update, or to transform your pergola into a fancy dining area, add pendant lights. The handcrafted Montrose Small Pendant will add volume and the perfect atmosphere to your garden dining area. Make your space rustic  Natural tones such as copper and bronze create a stylish, elegant yet rustic-looking space. Blending soft, warm lighting with other soft or eye-catching materials in your garden will create a unique ambiance and a chic outdoor space like no other. Products focus: Montrose Floor // Quay Light 90°.

A Touch Of Glass

Glass can be used in any part of an interior design, whether it's a small glass table or a large glass door. Often used in modern and minimalist designs, glass elements like these can greatly enhance the contemporary look of a space. What’s important to consider is how these elements fit into a space more generally. For example, if a room has a lot of natural light coming in through a roof window, choosing glass as a thematic element in the smaller elements of a design can create an overall sense of harmony. Natural light also has a wonderful effect on fine glass details, which reflect in a way that draws the eye and acts as a focal point for the finer points of an interior design. Industrial vs. Vintage  The combination of industrial elements, neutral colors and rustic finishes has been a winner for some time. Recently, the vintage trend has been added: old vintage charm combined with metallic tones. Mixing contemporary with modern for a unique and truly magical interior. Lighting design incorporating glass accents is the ultimate go-to to respond to these trends, it allows you to add subtle and elegant details as well as a beautiful eye catcher. Discover Tekna's new Phare design with art deco bulb, ribbed glass. Rivuletta Glass To add an extra touch, you can, for example, add a Blakes Table Lamp with Rivuletta glass to your interior: decorative glass with fluted structure. Place this battery-operated fixture anywhere you like and simply enjoy the magical shadow play of the glass structure. Kembleford Line The new Kembleford Line is part of the Arton Collection: eye-catching, high-end design lighting. Tekna makes the difference by combining remarkable design with particularly high-quality materials and the typical seamless finish. Inspiration comes from the early 1900s and is characterized by luxury, straight lines and geometric shapes. Exclusivity is expressed in the use of a special glass, an optical illusion that reflects the feeling of individual glass rods. “To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.”

Lighting trends 2021

Lighting is an essential part of successful design, it helps us to create the perfect mood. In winter, when the days get shorter and we spend more time indoors, we opt for warm and cozy indoor lighting. In summer, when the days get longer and we like to spend hours outside, we look for the ideal garden lighting.  An interior is never finished, it evolves with the seasons and trends, but especially with yourself. We want to share our top 5 trends for 2021 with you. 

Happy Holidays

2020.. We made it!   As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped to shape our business. 2020 has been completely unprecedented in the challenges that it has thrown our way, we sincerely hope that all of you have made it through the year happy and healthy. In the past year, we participated in Maison & Objet and launched many new products including the Kembleford line.  While it has been a struggle at times, it also has been a year of new adventures and new opportunities. Together with our staff, partners and clients, we overcame challenges and emerged successful. Because being negative is boring, the Tekna team starts next year with a big smile and a lot of enthusiasm to make 2021 the winning year!  Wishing you happiness throughout this holiday season and the coming year. The entire Tekna Team.

New Coombe Design

We would like to introduce to you the new version of the Coombe. This version is suitable for outdoor use with an IP value of 65. The outdoor fixture comes with 3 different beam angles, this way you can perfectly illuminate both small and large objects. Create a warm atmosphere in your garden thanks to the warm light (LED - 2700K) and enjoy the magical shadow play. Dimensions: width 165mm - height 240mm - depth 110mm Beam angles: 10° - 23° - 36° More details coming soon...