Björn Weckström (Bjorn Weckstrom) (1935-)

Born in Helsinki, Finland, Björn Weckström graduated from The Goldsmith School of Helsinki in 1956. He spent the following few years from 1956 to 1963 as a free lance designer, whereupon he has been with Lapponia Jewelry Oy since 1963.

While he has been involved in exhibitiones in most European countries, in the United States, Canada and Australia, the following are some of his one person exhibitiones:

  • In Helsinki 1961, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1973 (Amos Anderson's museum, sculptures)
  • In Copenhagen 1963, Galerie Gatto, 1968 Bank Gallery, 1977 Illum
  • In Gothenburg 1967, Röhsska Museet, 1977 Artium
  • In Paris 1968, Galerie Clerc
  • In London 1969, Finland House
  • In Stockholm 1969, Galleri Claucus
  • In Berlin 1973, Galerie Europa
  • In Cologne 1973, Galerie Zeit + Wert
  • In Munich 1974, Galerie Europa
  • In New York 1974, Rosenthal Studio-Haus
  • In Frankfurt am Main 1974, Paul Buchwaid
  • In Hamburg 1974, Ruhdolf GmbH
  • In Sydney 1974, David Jones Ltd.
  • In Amsterdam 1975, Hotel Hilton
  • In Quebec 1975, Galerie d'Art
  • In Toronto 1975, Henry Rirks & Sons Ltd.
  • In Ottawa 1975, Watch Clinie
  • In New York 1976, H. Stern
  • In Oslo 1976, Shipping-Klubben
  • In Amsterdam 1977, Schaap & Citroen
  • In Brussels 1977, Galerie de Greef
  • In Turku 1978, Wåind Aaltonen museum
  • In New York 1978, Aaron Faber Gallery
  • In Palm Beach 1978, Galeria of Sculpture
  • In Kensington 1978, 1. Magnin
  • In Tokyo 1978, Gallery of Mikimoto
  • In Hamburg 1979, Die Schatulle
  • In San Francisco 1979, 1. Magnin
  • In Beverly Hills 1979, 1. Magnin
  • In Palo Alto 1979, 1. Magnin
  • In Houston 1979, Boardwalk Gallerv

Several museums have purchased his work, amongst them are

  • 1961 'Faiiry Castle', a ring bought by Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • 1966 'Nike', a ring bought in by Rdhsska Konstslbjdsmuseet in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1980 'Kilimandiaro', a pendant, 'Zelcla', a bracelet, and 'Erosion'', a ring bought by The Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh

Some of the contests he has won:

  • 1959 2nd and 3rd prize in cutlery design contest arranged by Hackman and Sorsakoski, Finland
  • 1962 2nd prize in jewelry design contest arranged by the Finnish Jewelry Society
  • 1964 Buying in Norstål contest in Oslo
  • 1965 Grand Prix in the International Jewelry Contest arranged by the H. Stern Jewelry House in honour of the Rio de Janeiro Quartercentenary
  • 1968 Lunning Prize
  • 1972 Illum Prize

Some of the honors he has received:

  • 1967 Medal for merit, number 22 of the Finnish Jewelry Society
  • 1971 Pro Finlandia medal


'Petrified lake' ring,
silver with acrylic, 1970s.


'Kaamos' cufflinks,
gold, 1960s.


'Man from Mercury' ring,
silver, 1960s.


Bracelet,
bronze partly eloxated, 1971.


'Space Apple' pendant,
silver with acrylic, 1970s.


'Bogart' ring,
silver and Granite 1980s.

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