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The Best Of Björn -exhibition in Helsinki


The Best Of Björn -exhibition brings selected works of jewellery designer and sculptor Björn Weckström to Lapponia jewellery´s flagship store in Helsinki.

Björn Weckström is one of the most famous Finnish and internationally well known jewelry designer. He has designed more than 1 500 pieces of contemporary jewelry to Lapponia Jewelry collections.

Weckström has created sculptural gold and silver items over half a century to Lapponia, and some of them have been already in collection in the 1960’s. The inspiration to his works comes from the rugged beauty of Nordic nature, winter and ice. Björn Weckström´s collections were considered revolutionary already decades ago.

One significant milestone for his career was the cooperation with George Lucas in the Star Wars movies. The famous creations worn by Princess Leia in the movie are Planetoid Valleys necklace and Darina’s bracelet – two jewelry pieces from the Lapponia´s Space Silver collection. These two jewelry items are still available in Lapponia’s collection of today.

The Best Of Björn jewelry exhibition takes place at the Lapponia Jewelry Flagship Store in Helsinki. A couple of jewelry rarities of the exhibition are also for sale.

The exhibition is open until January 31st. Free entrance.

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Venue: Kalevala Koru,
Pohjoisesplanadi 25-27

Image: Lapponia Jewellery

Four ideas for your snacks in Helsinki

Four snacks or lunch ideas in Helsinki.

Do you need a break for lunch or snacks? Try these:

  • A tapas and wine bar Café Kruunu in the heart of Helsinki. Tapas are served from 3 pm.
  • Street food at restaurant Going Greek in Helsinki. These gyros are served all day long.
  • Restaurant Wine&View (boarding area, terminal 2) at the Helsinki Airport. A plate of Finnish “tapas” on choice.
  • Easy and light vegetarian lunch – artichoke – at  Mat Catering. Also as  take-away.

Santeri Salokivi exhibition 18.5.-3.6.2018

Santeri Salokivi self-portrait.

The recently found works of the impressionist painter Santeri Salokivi  can be seen at the exhibition of Galerie Donner 18.5-3.6.2018.  Santeri Salokivi, born in Turku Finland  (1886−1940), is one of the most internationally well known Finnish painters. These paintings and other works  have been found recently and are on the stage for the first time ever at Galerie Donner.

For further information: Santeri Salokivi – exhibition:  open  18.−27.5.2018 Galerie Donner, Merikatu 1, Helsinki.

Photo: Matias Uusikylä.