Solid Gold ;) That`s what I meant

Kaj Franck Design Prize 2013: jevellery artist Björn Weckström

Björn Weckström is a reformer of Finnish jewellery art, whose unique style has aroused both national and international attention since the 60`s.

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Björn Weckström was among the first designers to combine new materials such as acrylic with traditional precious metals. He created jewellery, among other work the renowned Space Silver collection, that was both miniature sculpture and miniature landscapes. In addition to his extensive output, mostly for the Lapponia Jewelry company, Weckström has also created impressive works in sculpture, many of them inspired by the mythology of Antiquity.

The prize jury stated that Björn Weckström’s identity as an artist is of a markedly classical orientation. It is based on a thorough knowledge of culture, crafts skills, his vision as an artist, and ethical standpoints. Weckström has explicitly sought to provoke and pose questions in both his jewellery and sculptures and he has been attuned to his times in an uncompromising and astute manner.

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Carolus Enckell: Open Symbols

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Galerie Forsblom October 25–November 17, 2013
Exhibition opening 24, 2013, 5-7pm.

Carolus Enckell (1945) utilizes the ambiguity of the symbol in his new paintings. The significance of symbols varies from culture to culture. His paintings on exhibition repeat basic geometric patterns, some of which refer superficially to Tantric iconography. Read more…

Finlandesign Home-Shanghai

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Finlandesign is the portal for the promotion, understanding and expansion of Finnish Design in China. Finlandesign home is our concept showcase of Finnish Design & Living. Built as an exhibition and gallery space able to host design and cultural events. The versatility of the facility is that institutions, companies, associations are also able to use the same space for their meetings and events, all in a Finnish designed and usable environment. This is the Finnish home where local communities gather for education, design, cultural happenings, and special moments.

 Open to public from 5th December 2013