Pekka Piekäinen (1945-2004), was the second child of Martti and Elma Piekäinen, established owners of a watch and jewelry store in Helsinki, Piekäinen Oy, founded in 1939 and still open for business today.
He started his career with Kaunis Koru in the 1960’s, moving to Auran Kultaseppä, one of the oldest Finnish jewelry makers. At Kultakeskus Oy, Pekka Piekäinen served as artistic director and head designer from 1971 to 1989. In 1991, he founded his own business PlatinOro Oy, today a fully operational silversmith company, reproducing with excellence Piekäinen’s designs.
Pekka Piekäinen designs delivered an unique puristic outline with a clean, smooth and sleek geometrical shapes, inspired by nature and quotidian. He created one-of-a-kind timeless pieces of jewelry, silverware and also watches for Tissot and Omega, work that settled his name among other very respected international silversmiths, making him a pioneer in Finland, for designing and implementing the first series of design watches for mass production.
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