For more than 60 years Björn Weckström’s (8.2.1935-) jewellery has fascinated jewellery lovers all around the world. Weckström’s jewellery designs are extraordinary pieces of art formed by their sculptural spirit, organic forms and contrasts that reflect one of Weckström’s biggest inspirations; the Nordic barren nature. Weckström is not only a pioneer within the art of jewellery but also one of the best-known designers in Finland.
Weckström’s career as a jewellery designer started in 1956 when he graduated from Helsinki Kultaseppäkolu and started working in his workshop. In 1963, he started working for Lapponia as the head designer and up until today Weckström has designed over 1500 pieces of jewellery for Lapponia.
Weckström’s design clearly shows that he is foremost a sculptor and artist and not a traditional goldsmith as his education would suggest. Instead of giving his designs the traditional forms within jewellery (e.g. the perfect surfaces and only using precious metals and gemstones) Weckström has experimented and played with the surface, forms, structures and materials. By using abstract forms Weckström does not only bring out the mysticism in precious metals and the Nordic nature but also allows the viewers to create their interpretation of the abstract pieces of jewellery.
Welcome to explore a selection of Weckström’s creations where an abstract simplicity meets an expressive way of using silver, gold platinum and precious gemstones.