Borje Rajalin (b.1933) Finnish Jewellery Designer

Borje Rajalin featured image
Borje Rajalin featured image

 

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.  Rajalin produced silver designs for Bertel Gardberg and jewellery for Kalevala Koru.  He taught at Taideeteollinen Oppilaitos and was the director of Taidetelinen Ammattikoulu in Helsinki.

Typical for Rajalin designs were simple forms and usage of gemstones and ornaments.

Recognition

His large silver screen won a gold medal at the 1960 (XII) Trienalle di Milano and the 1961 AID International Design Award. He received the 1963 Lunning Prize.

Selection of his work

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

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