In the PIECE OF Nordic collection our jury consists of people who have wide knowledge of design, culture and international business.

Here is a brief introduction to our honorable jury:

Essi Pullinen

Goldsmith, MA and teacher at Lahti Institute of Art and Design.

Essi is a member of several associations, a woman who has a vast experience in the field of jewellery and art. Essi is our guest jury member and will represent the Lahti Institute of Art and Design when selecting the PIECE OF Finland.

Mari Isopahkala

Mari is an internationally recognized multi talented designer.

Mari was a guest designer of Lapponia Jewelry in 2011. She designed a jewellery collection called ’Winter Pearl’. Mari has a unique and fresh outlook on design. Despite her young age she has accumulated experience in different uses of various materials and she uses these materials very open-mindedly. Mari represents the jury in the PIECE OF Finland, the PIECE OF Norway and the PIECE OF Denmark competitions.

Elise Levanto

Elise works at Nokia’s Consumer Intelligence.

At the moment Elise is developing different means on how to better use consumer research and how to improve its communication. In recent past her work has been to foresee the future and anticipate how people will change the world and vice versa. With her team, she has searched and found new product ideas and opportunities to be used in business.

Elise is interested in both new and old cultures and lifestyles – ideas created and executed by people all over the world. Elise represents the jury when selecting the PIECE OF Finland  and the PIECE OF Norway.

Ulla Koskinen

Editor-in-chief of Deko Magazine.

In addition to her editor-in-chief duties Ulla maintains the quality of the Deko Scandinavia web magazine which keeps you up-to-date of the most interesting news around Scandinavian design. Ulla is part of the jury when selecting the PIECE OF Finland and the PIECE OF Norway.

Heli Kauhanen

Heli Kauhanen (designer, MA) is a jewellery and small-crafts designer,  an entrepreneur with a Master’s Degree in Arts.

At the moment Heli is working for her own design company, Spoonfull Design. Heli has over 12 years of experience as a freelance designer and an entrepreneur. Heli represents the jury in the PIECE OF Finland, the PIECE OF Norway and the PIECE OF Denmark competitions.

Minna Pajari

One of the founders of Piece of Memories Oy and the secretary of the jury.

Minna brings PIECE OF’s thoughts to the jury and is part of the jury in every competition.

Local Guest Members


Line Bendixen is 30 years old and lives in Oslo with her boyfriend and her son. She works for an international company, running and designing the companys website.

PIECE OF Denmark

In PIECE OF Denmark competition we had two local jury members:

Bo Pedersen, Studieleder for E-design, Institut for Aedelmetal samt PBA i smykker, teknologi & business.

Pirita Taskinen, D&A Publikumsservice, at the National Museum of Denmark.

Voice of the People

You have a chance to be part of our jury. On our Facebook site  you can vote for your favorite jewellery piece among the nominees. The voice of people gives one vote for each country piece.

Baltic Competition

Artur Rusin

Goldsmith and designer at Juveel, Estonia. 20 years of experience in jewellery design and production.

Awards: 1999 second place in designer contest ”Tippkullassepp” (”Top goldsmith”) in Estonia, 2011 third place in designer contest ”European IF Lab”

Arvids Endzins

MA of Art. Assistant professor, head of Metal Design Department at the faculty of design in Art Academy of Latvia.

Member of the board of Designers Association of Latvia. Runs his own design company.

Remigija Vaitkute

Prof. Remigija Vaitkutė, Vilnius Academy of Arts Telšiai faculty. She has been teaching 20 years of Metal Art. Jewellery, working with medal art.


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