Posted on March 02 2011
I've been actively collecting modernist vintage jewelry for over ten years and the company Lapponia based in Helsinki, Finland is the reason I first started collecting. The design is future forward avant-garde but based in traditional Finnish jewelry design. I've never been disappointed with a piece of Lapponia; the weight, proportion, and materials always blow me away. Each piece has it's own integrated clasp deigned specifically for it. It's clear that when Lapponia was founded in 1963 it's goal was to make high-quality high-design Finnish jewelry. Their first of many design awards was for the necklace "Flower Wall" by Bjorn Weckstrom. It won the Grand Prix at The International Jewelry Competition in 1965 and set the foundation for Lapponia's distinct design aesthetic.
It's easy to see how nature has influenced Lapponia jewelry. Named after the Lapponia region of Finland, the company's designers clearly are influenced by it's landscape.
I love this anthem for the Lapponia region. And of course her necklace too!