2010 competition winner taken into the fold of the jewellery brand.
Finnish jewellery brand Lapponia has unveiled its guest designer of 2012 as Mari Isopahkala, a designer in her late twenties who won first prize in the brand’s Next Episode competition set up in 2010 to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Isopahkala has created a range for the jewellery brand called Winter Pearl, a set of designs based on her winning competition entry for Next Episode called Pisara.
The collection features glimmering spherical silver droplets inspired by the way dew falls on leaves and grass. Pisara has been transformed into Winter Pearl with the addition of frost conveyed a by rimy matte surface.
Isopahkala is relatively young compared to Lapponia’s normal stable of designers, but despite her young age she has already forged a diverse, successful and award-winning career as an artist and designer. In addition to her exhibitions, her design work, particularly her glassware, has been received wide recognition.