Our story

AICCI started in 2006. At the time the founder of the company Sauli Koukkari was witnessing a new situation, noticing how the development of LEDs was revolutionising lighting and how the demand for special lighting was going to increase. As a designer, Sauli was particularly interested in illuminating surfaces, where a thin structure was needed and could be achieved. He immersed himself in the subject and further developed the technology to optically distribute light over a wide area. This method makes it possible to create thin, evenly illuminated surfaces that are soft and pleasing to the eye.

Sauli used to design industrial electronics for the process industry and adopted the mindset that everything created should be serviceable and repairable. In line with this principle, Sauli also wanted to develop lighting fixtures at AICCI where LEDs could be replaced and the equipment serviced to achieve longevity.

Päivi Charpentier has a background in interior and furniture design. While studying and working as an interior architect, she became aware of the importance of lighting in spatial design and wanted to delve deeper into the subject.
When Sauli and Päivi met in summer 2015 on a trip with the Illuminating Engineering Society of Finland, Sauli and Päivi noticed that they shared the same vision of the significance of light, what a good light is like, and how light affects wellbeing.
As a result of their mutual understanding, Päivi started working at AICCI in summer 2016. “What I have enjoyed in this work is the diversity, the possibility to develop and meet new challenges, and to work on something that brings pleasure to me and primarily to the users of our products.” says Päivi.
They played with the idea of their own AICCI lighting collection, where they could utilise the knowhow and long experience, they both had in different fields. Their skills are manifested in the fact that AICCI lights have been delivered to demanding sites in more than 50 countries – they have even produced lighting fixtures for the research of light-sensitive fish.
The work of two highly skilled and experienced designers led to the idea of creating modern lighting products that evolve through a creative design process, combining practicality and timelessness with exceptional and beautiful. Today, AICCI manufactures not only customised luminaires but also AICCI lighting products.

“The most important is the quality of lighting achieved with the luminaire. The development and design of a luminaire is part of lighting design and requires a comprehensive understanding of the essence and effects of light. In the terms of architecture and interior decoration, lighting should feel good.

In this sense, designing and manufacturing is caring. We believe that caring matters. When you buy an AICCI lighting fixture, you can be sure of many things: it is eye-friendly and pleasant to use. It is manufactured responsibly at AICCI Ltd in Muurame, Finland. Its quality has been checked to ensure durability and maintenance so that you can use it for a long time.

When using your favourite light, it should be good for your eyes, and feel good at all levels: mind, body and soul.”


– Sauli Koukkari and Päivi Charpentier

Photo byEmmi

The development project 2019

AICCI’s decision to create a new contemporary lighting product range for the international market was made in 2018. The development was kicked off in 2019, with the help of the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of Central Finland. The project resulted in the AICCI luminous table family.