It’s such a treat when I stumble across original promotional material from the Nordic designers that I carry at Hopea. In seeing the original marketing ideas, you often gain a fuller understanding of the artist’s vision for his/her work. This week, a couple of Hopea’s latest arrivals correspond with original print materials that I’ve saved from various sources.

The first image above is a page from the Turun Hopea Oy catalog which details Jorma Laine’s pieces for the firm during the 1970s. I’m so happy to have one of his rare works in crystal (catalog number 3815) available on Hopea this week. (Thanks to this Tumblr for the catalog image).

The second set is from the Royal Bini series by Danish firm Anton Michelsen for ceramic giant Royal Copenhagen. The pieces explore the use of porcelain in modern jewelry design. The results are clean and sleek objects which merge two distinct realms of design; symbolic of the merger of the two firms in 1968. The “keyhole” ring pictured above will be available next week on Hopea.


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