Thursday, October 22, 2009

Finnish Design Jewelry by Marja Suna

Talented artist Marja Suna is perhaps best known as designer of the well-known Marimekko clothes. During her long career Marja Suna has proved to be a skillful user of several materials who besides clothing design has also delved into paper and glass. Ten years ago metal began to interest her as an earlier unknown material. Since 1998 Suna has been designing impressive silver, gold and bronze jewellery for Kalevala Jewelry.

Marja Suna who was awarded the State Prize of Art and Design in 1979 and was selected as the Fashion Designer of the Year in 1998 says that there must be a message or a thought behind all creative work. As fashion artist Suna sees jewellery as an important part of clothing. She thinks about its usability and elegance and its suitability for daily use and for festive occasions. She defines her jewellery designs as classically modern as they represent their own epoch while a part already is on the look-out for new styles.

The reflection of light on surfaces is an important element in her jewellery and the inspiration for her design she gets from the nature. The artist experienses the appearance of the jewellery surface very important aswell as what it tells to its carrier. Marja Suna has designed a.o. the tremendously popular Snow flower jewellery (photo above) line.

You can buy online Snow Flower and other jewelry designed by Marja Suna from Artic Design.

All information from Kalevala Koru.

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