Our designer

Lina Simons

Born 1972
Lives in Helsinki, Finland

Design Career

2019
Award pin for The Finnish Society for Nature and Environment (Natur och miljö).
“New Dawn” (Sarastus) necklace for a gift set by the two Finnish companies, Kalevala Jewelry and Lumi: a leather jewelry pouch by Lumi, containing the necklace which is made by Kalevala Jewelry.
“New Dawn” (Sarastus) earrings for Kalevala Jewelry
“Four-leaf Clover” (Neliapila) charm in gold, for Kalevala Jewelry
“Encounters” (Kohdataan) pendant for Kalevala Jewelry, launched for Valentine’s day

2018
My jewellery “Lingon” was chosen for the Design Delivered-by Wolt project during Helsinki Design Week,
“Lucky Pearl” (Onnenhelmi) collection for Kalevala Jewelry

2017
Design and production of the “Lucia” silver bracelet for the Folkhälsan association. I was given the assignment of re-interpreting the Folkhälsan’s logo of Lucia into a piece of jewellery. The logo was originally designed by Mervi Laakso
"Four-Leaf Clover" (Neliapila) charm for a Baby Ring / Kalevala Jewelry
"Four-Leaf Clover" (Neliapila) pendant for Kalevala Jewelry

2016
Design and production of the “Majblomman” silver bracelet for the Folkhälsan association. I was given the assignment of re-interpreting the Folkhälsan’s logo of “Majblomman” into a piece of jewellery.

2015
The charm "Precious Sunshine" (Päivänsäde, Kalevala Jewelry) was chosen by Suomen Kätilöliitto ry to be the official necklace for the 200th jubilee year. The charm got its own gemstone: a dark blue Spinel.
"Precious Sunshine" (Päivänsäde) for Kalevala Jewelry. The charm has two gemstones to choose from: A red Rhodolite or a light blue Topaz, depending on the gender of the child.
Design of the silver compass pendant “Guiding Star” for the Finnish company Suunto. The necklace has a working compass inserted. I made the graphic design of the compass as well, where the north arrow is a Polaris star.

2014
“Four-leaf clover “ (Neliapila) christian spoon for Kalevala Jewelry

2013
One of the winners in Kalevala Jewelry “My Saaga” (Saaga nr 6846/3) by public vote

2010
One of the winners in Kalevala Jewelry “My Saaga” (Saaga nr 6841/4) by public vote
Exhibition “Insideout”, Axxell Academy, 20th anniversary exhibition with the “Unfold”, necklace

2008
Shared first price in a design competition, Kalevala Jewelry, with the Amelie necklace

2004-2005
“Meddelanden”, Pro Artibus exhibition . Participating with the three necklaces: “Helene”, “Pian” and “Elli”

2000
Design and creating of the official necklace for Lucia
Establishing of my own jewellery workshop in Helsinki

1995
Honourable mention in ”Tahto ja taito” handcraft competition, arranged by Paulig/Design Forum with my silver buttons

Education / work in goldsmithing

2013
Further studies in goldsmithing at Axxell, Tammisaari , Finland. Exam in may 2015

2007 -
Fulltime work at Kalevala Jewelry as a goldsmith as well as in the surface treatment section

2005
Finlands konstindustri (The applied art of Finland), 2 sv, fortbildningscentralen vid Åbo Akademi University

1998
Practising in goldsmithing in Jörgen Christian Juul’s (master of goldsmith) studio, Stjordal, Norway

1997-1998
Gold- and silversmithing studies, Lahden käsi- ja taideteollisuusoppilaitos

1993-1995
Studies in metal handcraft, Ekenäs hantverks- och konstindustriskola

1992-1993
Art studies, Västra Nylands folkhögskola