Eero Hintsanen

Eero Hintsanen is a highly accomplished contemporary jewelry maker hailing from Lahti, Finland. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Goldsmithing from the School of Goldsmithing in Lahti, Finland (1998), and received further design education from the Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau in Germany (1995-96). Eero established his own company in 1999 and has been working in the field of jewelry professionally ever since. In 2005, he co-founded the independent jewelry brand, Chao & Eero, to fully express his creativity. Eero’s work blurs the line between jewelry and art, with bold statements and a characteristic style that pushes the boundaries of the craft. He achieved the National Master Goldsmith certificate in Finland in 2010 and earned a Master of Arts degree in International Design Business Management from Aalto University in Helsinki in 2015. In 2019, Eero was honored with the prestigious Goldsmith of the Year award by the Finnish Goldsmith association.

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Skull Crown

Date of Creation: February 21, 2021

List of Materials: Sterling silver

Dimensions: 21 x 33 x 30 cm

Photographer's Name: Ali Kesanto

Model's Name: Emilia Järvelä

Other Contributors: Eero Hintsanen (stylist)(location scouting)(set design) Emilia Järvelä (makeup)

Conceptual Statement: Skull Crown is a powerful piece that challenges the viewer to imagine its context, while embodying a timeless quality that transcends eras. Drawing inspiration from my childhood surroundings in Eastern Finland, the headpiece is a bold expression of alluring Finnish folklore and old-world mystique. It is designed to elevate the presence of the wearer to a higher level. This is an object that can be interpreted as a modern crown or an ancient artifact, evoking a sense of awe and mystery. This wearable sculpture is created with simple elements and traditional goldsmithing techniques accumulated over two decades. The basic components were hundreds of wire forms in wax, and they were intricately woven into a complex structure. After completing the design, I cut the crown into smaller sections and cast them in silver before reassembling them with a goldsmith's torch. The crown's unique shine is achieved through hours of meticulous hand-texturing, depletion, and delicate sand-blasting.

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Skull Crown

Date of Creation: 21/02/2021

List of Materials: Sterling Silver

Dimensions: 21 x 33 x 30 cm

Photographer's Name: Ali Kesanto

Model's Name: Emilia Järvelä

Other Contributors: Eero Hintsanen (stylist)(location scouting)(set design) Emilia Järvelä (makeup)

Conceptual Statement: Skull Crown is a powerful piece that challenges the viewer to imagine its context, while embodying a timeless quality that transcends eras. Drawing inspiration from my childhood surroundings in Eastern Finland, the headpiece is a bold expression of alluring Finnish folklore and old-world mystique. It is designed to elevate the presence of the wearer to a higher level. This is an object that can be interpreted as a modern crown or an ancient artifact, evoking a sense of awe and mystery. This wearable sculpture is created with simple elements and traditional goldsmithing techniques accumulated over two decades. The basic components were hundreds of wire forms in wax, and they were intricately woven into a complex structure. After completing the design, I cut the crown into smaller sections and cast them in silver before reassembling them with a goldsmith's torch. The crown's unique shine is achieved through hours of meticulous hand-texturing, depletion, and delicate sand-blasting.

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Skull Crown

Date of Creation: 21/02/2021

List of Materials: Sterling Silver

Dimensions: 21 x 33 x 30 cm

Photographer's Name: Ali Kesanto

Model's Name: Emilia Järvelä

Other Contributors: Eero Hintsanen (stylist)(location scouting)(set design) Emilia Järvelä (makeup)

Conceptual Statement: Skull Crown is a powerful piece that challenges the viewer to imagine its context, while embodying a timeless quality that transcends eras. Drawing inspiration from my childhood surroundings in Eastern Finland, the headpiece is a bold expression of alluring Finnish folklore and old-world mystique. It is designed to elevate the presence of the wearer to a higher level. This is an object that can be interpreted as a modern crown or an ancient artifact, evoking a sense of awe and mystery. This wearable sculpture is created with simple elements and traditional goldsmithing techniques accumulated over two decades. The basic components were hundreds of wire forms in wax, and they were intricately woven into a complex structure. After completing the design, I cut the crown into smaller sections and cast them in silver before reassembling them with a goldsmith's torch. The crown's unique shine is achieved through hours of meticulous hand-texturing, depletion, and delicate sand-blasting.

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