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Cariitti Oy

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Company background
Cariitti is a Finnish family business founded by Kari Ruokonen in 1998 and owned now by his son Peter Ruokonen. The name and story of Cariitti originate from its founder's first name and the three Graces of Greek mythology, the Charites, who brought glory, joy and prosperity to people.

Main products and services
As the name implies, Cariitti wants to bring light and comfort to premises. The selection includes versatile lighting solutions for wellness facilities including sauna, hammam, bathroom, spa and pool areas. The company manufactures luminaires and also a line of sauna benches and dressing room furniture at the company’s own factory in Finland. The goal is to offer high-quality products that will last long thanks to both their quality and timeless design.

The product range includes light spots, indirect linear lighting and lighting sets made with fibre optic and LED technology: optical glass fibres for sauna ceiling lighting, LED lighting for sauna benches; optical plastic fibres and LED lighting for spas, hammams, bathrooms and pools. The standard lighting sets can be accessorized with decorative light fittings, and customers can have lighting solutions modified or completely custom-made to fit their individual needs.

The company has been awarded the Finnish Key Flag symbol, which demonstrates that the products are manufactured in Finland.

Our principle has always been that lighting is not just about the amount of light, but also about creating an atmosphere. We help our customers to build a comfortable and harmonious space where both the eye and the mind rest. The mind and body relax in wellness facilities, and Cariitti provides a framework for this with a harmonious and properly designed lighting.

The company's values include domesticity by having own manufacturing unit in Finland, continuity of the family business and environmental friendliness by choosing high quality, long-lasting materials. In-house product development and in-production quality control guarantee high quality and smooth customer service.

Where in the world
Cariitti operates in Finland and exports from Finland to over 40 countries worldwide.

case study: Private spa renovation in a basement
Sauna and pool area in the basement of a private house built in the late sixties was completely renovated. The space with quite low ceiling height was made to feel more spacious thanks to the well-designed lighting and the thoughtful installation of the surface materials.

The original basement sauna and swimming pool had a lot of potential, but being in their original state, they required complete renovation and careful planning. The owner preferred the medium-brown, Hemlock-veneered Taive benches. And the harmonious design was completed with matching dressing room furniture, ceiling panels and Cariitti lighting in all the rooms.

The challenges of an old house
The detached house is multi-storey and the sauna facilities are mainly located underground. When the basement is surrounded by soil, it is advisable to take precautions inside the house to ensure good indoor air. A gap has been left behind the panelled walls to allow air to circulate, and the new surface materials do not accidentally get moisture from the concrete construction. This in turn reduces room space and must be considered when making the final interior plans.

Other factors influencing the design were the elongated shape of the sauna. The initial wish of the owner was to have opposite benches in the sauna room. However, the layout was changed into U-shape, as it made the space look larger. The direction of the wall panelling was also crucial: when the panels are normally installed horizontally, they were now installed vertically, resulting in a much more spacious-feeling sauna.

Lighting plays a significant role
The lighting designed and supplied by Cariitti consists of several elements and layers. Indirect lighting was used on the ceiling edge of the shower room, behind the back rests and under the benches in the sauna, in the shower niche and behind the furniture in the dressing room, as its beam is glare-free and it illuminates downwards along the wall surface. In addition, LED downlights were installed on the ceiling of the shower and dressing rooms In the pool area, impressive colour-changing Cariitti Huuhto Easy RGBW LED profiles were installed between panelling. A total of 40 metres was installed over the nine-metre pool.

Carefully selected materials, skillful design and lighting make the atmosphere of this private spa special. The architectural design of TAIVE benches attracts to relax in a comfortably lit space. Not to mention practicality! Now, inside the new dressing room furniture, there is plenty of storage space for towels and other sauna textiles.

Cariitti is a family-owned company whose mission is to brings light and comfort to all spaces. The selection includes both fibre and LED lighting solutions, and also sauna benches and dressing room furniture made in company´s own factory in Finland. The products are exported to over 40 countries worldwide, and the client spectrum is wide from distributors to contractors and sauna & spa builders; products are being used in public saunas and spas as well in private ones.

Cariitti products used in this project:
• The sauna benches are from Cariitti´s TAIVE collection in Hemlock veneer. The veneer surface is easy to keep clean. The benches are modular, which makes them easy to install, and floor cleaning is also convenient. The matching wall and ceiling panels of the sauna were also supplied by Cariitti. Indirect lighting in the sauna is built with Cariitti´s Sauna Linear LED luminaires.

• Cariitti Huuhto Easy RGBW profiles were used as lighting in the pool area, where the colour of the light can be changed as needed.

• Indirect lighting in the shower room is made with Cariitti Huuhto Easy LED profiles.

• Cariitti Huuhto Easy LED Profiles were integrated into the dressing room furniture.
Cariitti Oy video gallery:
Future plans
Cariitti will launch new lighting products, such as Aspectu, a digital thermo&hygro meter with a sand timer function, and develop its cooperation with the existing partners and find new ones.
Who's who
Peter Ruokonen, CEO and owner
Jaana Partanen, Export manager
Top clients
Cariitti lighting has been used in many public venues, such as Finnish National Gallery Ateneum, Helsinki, and British Library, London; in hotels and spas, such as Hotel Kämp, Helsinki, Hotel Cheval Blanc, Paris, Beacon Hill Clubhouse, Hongkong, Limassol DelMar, Cyprus; and also in luxury cruise liners built in Finland.
What the clients say
"One of the most important features of Cariitti is quality. At Limassol DelMar we used Cariitti lighting and Taive sauna interior. The design and quality matched the concept and our client is very satisfied. We definitely recommend and continue using Cariitti products."
– Marios Pamboris, owner/director, Pamenea Trading LTD
Cariitti Oy
Tel: +358 9 2219 040
Address: Niittyrinne 2B, Espoo, 02270, Finland
Peter Ruokonen, CEO, owner
 
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Cariitti Oy

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Company background
Cariitti is a Finnish family business founded by Kari Ruokonen in 1998 and owned now by his son Peter Ruokonen. The name and story of Cariitti originate from its founder's first name and the three Graces of Greek mythology, the Charites, who brought glory, joy and prosperity to people.

Main products and services
As the name implies, Cariitti wants to bring light and comfort to premises. The selection includes versatile lighting solutions for wellness facilities including sauna, hammam, bathroom, spa and pool areas. The company manufactures luminaires and also a line of sauna benches and dressing room furniture at the company’s own factory in Finland. The goal is to offer high-quality products that will last long thanks to both their quality and timeless design.

The product range includes light spots, indirect linear lighting and lighting sets made with fibre optic and LED technology: optical glass fibres for sauna ceiling lighting, LED lighting for sauna benches; optical plastic fibres and LED lighting for spas, hammams, bathrooms and pools. The standard lighting sets can be accessorized with decorative light fittings, and customers can have lighting solutions modified or completely custom-made to fit their individual needs.

The company has been awarded the Finnish Key Flag symbol, which demonstrates that the products are manufactured in Finland.

Our principle has always been that lighting is not just about the amount of light, but also about creating an atmosphere. We help our customers to build a comfortable and harmonious space where both the eye and the mind rest. The mind and body relax in wellness facilities, and Cariitti provides a framework for this with a harmonious and properly designed lighting.

The company's values include domesticity by having own manufacturing unit in Finland, continuity of the family business and environmental friendliness by choosing high quality, long-lasting materials. In-house product development and in-production quality control guarantee high quality and smooth customer service.

Where in the world
Cariitti operates in Finland and exports from Finland to over 40 countries worldwide.

case study: Private spa renovation in a basement
Sauna and pool area in the basement of a private house built in the late sixties was completely renovated. The space with quite low ceiling height was made to feel more spacious thanks to the well-designed lighting and the thoughtful installation of the surface materials.

The original basement sauna and swimming pool had a lot of potential, but being in their original state, they required complete renovation and careful planning. The owner preferred the medium-brown, Hemlock-veneered Taive benches. And the harmonious design was completed with matching dressing room furniture, ceiling panels and Cariitti lighting in all the rooms.

The challenges of an old house
The detached house is multi-storey and the sauna facilities are mainly located underground. When the basement is surrounded by soil, it is advisable to take precautions inside the house to ensure good indoor air. A gap has been left behind the panelled walls to allow air to circulate, and the new surface materials do not accidentally get moisture from the concrete construction. This in turn reduces room space and must be considered when making the final interior plans.

Other factors influencing the design were the elongated shape of the sauna. The initial wish of the owner was to have opposite benches in the sauna room. However, the layout was changed into U-shape, as it made the space look larger. The direction of the wall panelling was also crucial: when the panels are normally installed horizontally, they were now installed vertically, resulting in a much more spacious-feeling sauna.

Lighting plays a significant role
The lighting designed and supplied by Cariitti consists of several elements and layers. Indirect lighting was used on the ceiling edge of the shower room, behind the back rests and under the benches in the sauna, in the shower niche and behind the furniture in the dressing room, as its beam is glare-free and it illuminates downwards along the wall surface. In addition, LED downlights were installed on the ceiling of the shower and dressing rooms In the pool area, impressive colour-changing Cariitti Huuhto Easy RGBW LED profiles were installed between panelling. A total of 40 metres was installed over the nine-metre pool.

Carefully selected materials, skillful design and lighting make the atmosphere of this private spa special. The architectural design of TAIVE benches attracts to relax in a comfortably lit space. Not to mention practicality! Now, inside the new dressing room furniture, there is plenty of storage space for towels and other sauna textiles.

Cariitti is a family-owned company whose mission is to brings light and comfort to all spaces. The selection includes both fibre and LED lighting solutions, and also sauna benches and dressing room furniture made in company´s own factory in Finland. The products are exported to over 40 countries worldwide, and the client spectrum is wide from distributors to contractors and sauna & spa builders; products are being used in public saunas and spas as well in private ones.

Cariitti products used in this project:
• The sauna benches are from Cariitti´s TAIVE collection in Hemlock veneer. The veneer surface is easy to keep clean. The benches are modular, which makes them easy to install, and floor cleaning is also convenient. The matching wall and ceiling panels of the sauna were also supplied by Cariitti. Indirect lighting in the sauna is built with Cariitti´s Sauna Linear LED luminaires.

• Cariitti Huuhto Easy RGBW profiles were used as lighting in the pool area, where the colour of the light can be changed as needed.

• Indirect lighting in the shower room is made with Cariitti Huuhto Easy LED profiles.

• Cariitti Huuhto Easy LED Profiles were integrated into the dressing room furniture.
Cariitti Oy video gallery:
Future plans
Cariitti will launch new lighting products, such as Aspectu, a digital thermo&hygro meter with a sand timer function, and develop its cooperation with the existing partners and find new ones.
Who's who
Peter Ruokonen, CEO and owner
Jaana Partanen, Export manager
Top clients
Cariitti lighting has been used in many public venues, such as Finnish National Gallery Ateneum, Helsinki, and British Library, London; in hotels and spas, such as Hotel Kämp, Helsinki, Hotel Cheval Blanc, Paris, Beacon Hill Clubhouse, Hongkong, Limassol DelMar, Cyprus; and also in luxury cruise liners built in Finland.
What the clients say
"One of the most important features of Cariitti is quality. At Limassol DelMar we used Cariitti lighting and Taive sauna interior. The design and quality matched the concept and our client is very satisfied. We definitely recommend and continue using Cariitti products."
– Marios Pamboris, owner/director, Pamenea Trading LTD
Cariitti Oy
Tel: +358 9 2219 040
Address: Niittyrinne 2B, Espoo, 02270, Finland
Peter Ruokonen, CEO, owner
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