Lapponia Designers

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Björn Weckström (b. 1935) is a recognized jewelry artist and sculptor. He was the forerunner in designing sculpture-like jewelry for Lapponia Jewelry, drawing his inspiration from the shape and matte surface of gold nuggets from Finnish Lapland. Designing silver pieces, his aim was to use silver to portray the snowy, Finnish winter landscape with its frozen lake surfaces. This how the unique surfaces of Lapponia pieces and the creation of distinctive Lapponia design language were born.

Björn Weckström (b. 1935) is a recognized jewelry artist and sculptor. He was the forerunner in designing sculpture-like jewelry for Lapponia Jewelry, drawing his inspiration from the shape and matte surface of gold nuggets from Finnish Lapland. Designing silver pieces, his aim was to use silver to portray the snowy, Finnish winter landscape with its frozen lake surfaces. This how the unique surfaces of Lapponia pieces and the creation of distinctive Lapponia design language were born.

Björn Weckström at home

Björn Weckström at home

Poul Havgaard’s talent for creating modern jewelry was noticed in 1971, when he joined Lapponia Jewelry. Since 1960, Havgaard had a workshop of his own in his hometown of Faaborg. In addition to jewelry, Havgaard also created sculptures.  Silver was Havgaard’s favorite material, even though he designed some golden jewelry, too. In many of his pieces he used amber and silver to create tension by letting those two forms collide.

Poul Havgaard’s talent for creating modern jewelry was noticed in 1971, when he joined Lapponia Jewelry. Since 1960, Havgaard had a workshop of his own in his hometown of Faaborg. In addition to jewelry, Havgaard also created sculptures. Silver was Havgaard’s favorite material, even though he designed some golden jewelry, too. In many of his pieces he used amber and silver to create tension by letting those two forms collide.

French jewelry artist and designer Christophe Burger has designed jewelry for Lapponia since 1989. In addition to Lapponia, he has been making unique pieces of jewelry at his own workshop, in Colmar, France since 1977 and showing his work in many galleries and museums worldwide.

French jewelry artist and designer Christophe Burger has designed jewelry for Lapponia since 1989. In addition to Lapponia, he has been making unique pieces of jewelry at his own workshop, in Colmar, France since 1977 and showing his work in many galleries and museums worldwide.

Designer Pekka Hirvonen has been designing jewelry for Lapponia since 2002. His design language strives for simplicity. Curves and lines create a harmonious entity, but maintaining its sensitivity is very challenging for the production. The forms can be described as graceful and aerodynamic. The same kind of forms can be found in nature and therefore they appeal to the human eye. In addition to aesthetics and excellent goldsmith skills, Hirvonen also emphasises the practicality of jewelry.

Designer Pekka Hirvonen has been designing jewelry for Lapponia since 2002. His design language strives for simplicity. Curves and lines create a harmonious entity, but maintaining its sensitivity is very challenging for the production. The forms can be described as graceful and aerodynamic. The same kind of forms can be found in nature and therefore they appeal to the human eye. In addition to aesthetics and excellent goldsmith skills, Hirvonen also emphasises the practicality of jewelry.

Designer Chao-Hsien Kuo, a native Taiwanese born in 1973, has been working for Lapponia since 2006. With Kuo, Lapponia has given its well-known bold image a new, delicate and feminine look. She combines fine lines with distinctive Lapponia style. Her favourite material is silver, since among its other qualities, silver also gives the possibility to create nearly white snowy colour to the surface of the jewelry. “I do love Finnish winter nature with its glimmering sun and snow under my…

Designer Chao-Hsien Kuo, a native Taiwanese born in 1973, has been working for Lapponia since 2006. With Kuo, Lapponia has given its well-known bold image a new, delicate and feminine look. She combines fine lines with distinctive Lapponia style. Her favourite material is silver, since among its other qualities, silver also gives the possibility to create nearly white snowy colour to the surface of the jewelry. “I do love Finnish winter nature with its glimmering sun and snow under my…

Designer and Master of Arts Mari Isopahkala won the Next Episode jewelry design contest held by Lapponia Jewelry to highlight its 50th anniversary. Mari's Winter pearl silver jewelry collection was launched in the autumn 2011, based on her unique competition design. The collection quickly reached sales success and in 2013 Mari Isopahkala was named in Lapponia's high profile designer team as a permanent member.

Designer and Master of Arts Mari Isopahkala won the Next Episode jewelry design contest held by Lapponia Jewelry to highlight its 50th anniversary. Mari's Winter pearl silver jewelry collection was launched in the autumn 2011, based on her unique competition design. The collection quickly reached sales success and in 2013 Mari Isopahkala was named in Lapponia's high profile designer team as a permanent member.

Sculptor and ceramist Zoltan Popovits started his co-operation with Lapponia Jewelry Oy over 30 years ago by designing a chess set in sterling silver, each piece being an individual entity of its own, a miniature sculpture within the whole of a larger work. The chess set was well received and he was asked to continue his design work at the company. A silver collection and later a gold collection followed.

Sculptor and ceramist Zoltan Popovits started his co-operation with Lapponia Jewelry Oy over 30 years ago by designing a chess set in sterling silver, each piece being an individual entity of its own, a miniature sculpture within the whole of a larger work. The chess set was well received and he was asked to continue his design work at the company. A silver collection and later a gold collection followed.


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When Poul Havgaard joined Lapponia in 1973 his goal was to create jewelry made of elements that communicate with each other. In many of his pieces he used amber and silver to create tension by letting those two forms collide. Havgaard was also interested in the culture of adorning oneself for another and he believed that jewelry is an expression of desire.

When Poul Havgaard joined Lapponia in 1973 his goal was to create jewelry made of elements that communicate with each other. In many of his pieces he used amber and silver to create tension by letting those two forms collide. Havgaard was also interested in the culture of adorning oneself for another and he believed that jewelry is an expression of desire.

Harold Krisel 1920 - 1995 Harold Krisel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1920. He studied architecture in Chicago at the New Bauhaus from 1946-1949 on the G.I. Bill after he was discharged from the army where he served from 1942-1945. Just 26 at the time he had been interested in art since studying in New York in the 1930s with Carl Holty and Harry Holtzman. He became a member of American Abstract Artists in 1946, and retained this membership for the duration of his life. In 1942 he married Rose…

Harold Krisel 1920 - 1995 Harold Krisel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1920. He studied architecture in Chicago at the New Bauhaus from 1946-1949 on the G.I. Bill after he was discharged from the army where he served from 1942-1945. Just 26 at the time he had been interested in art since studying in New York in the 1930s with Carl Holty and Harry Holtzman. He became a member of American Abstract Artists in 1946, and retained this membership for the duration of his life. In 1942 he married Rose…

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