Ulla Procopé (1921 – 1968) was a Finnish designer and ceramicist.
She studied at the Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu, Helsinki, to 1948.
Between 1948-67, she designed domestic ceramics produced by Arabia, where she worked as a model planner under Kaj Franck. Her designs included the 1957 Liekki flameproof stacking dinnerware range with lids for dishes and 1960 Ruska stoneware range in a textured warm brown colour.
She received the diploma of honour at the 1957 (XI) Triennale di Milano and gold medals at ceramic exhibitions in Sacramento, California, in 1962 and 1963.
In San Francisco in 1963; and Utrecht in 1963. Her work was shown at the 1956-57 West Germany ‘Finnish Exhibition,’ 1958 ‘Formes Scandinaves’ exhibition at the Paris Musee des Arts Decoratifs, and 1961 USA ‘Finlandia’ exhibition in Zurich, Amsterdam, and London.
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Borje Rajalin is a Finnish Jewellery Designer. Rajalin worked at Bertel Gardberg’s silversmith from 1952 – 1956. His design work included technical equipment, plastic fittings, cutlery, stainless steel table and cookware and with Anti Nurmesniemi in 1972 a train for the Helsinki Railway. They collaborated with station designers to make the metro stations modern and chic.
Perttu Mentula was a Finnish architect and interior, exhibition, product, graphic, and furniture designer. Between 1958-60, studied Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu, Helsinki. 1958-60, he was active as an interior and product designer in the offices of Antti Nurmesniemi and Timo Sarpaneva, and of Toivo Korkonen and Reino Lamminsoila, all Helsinki; 1960-77, was active in his design studio; 1964-77, was a designer for Wartsila Shipyards, Helsinki; from 1977, was director of Studio Perttu Mentula Oy.