Founded in 2005, Japedesign is located in the historical factory district of Finlayson in downtown Tampere, sharing premises with the goldsmith’s workshop Aurifaber. Smith Jari-Petteri Hänninen is best reached during weekdays, within the confines of the workshop opening hours (10AM-5PM). He can occasionally be rather busy, so be sure to book an appointment by phone (+358 45 103 2973) or email (info(at)japedesign.com).
The careful planning of a custom piece gives both you and the smith enough time to make sound decisions. This way the final piece can boast durability and a good finish, and it’ll turn out just the way you desired. At the initial meeting you’ll go through the ideas, wishes and limitations of the project. Based on this talk, the smith will draw a sketch for you to consider. After this the practical details of the project are agreed upon, and the deadline set. As the project proceeds, additional meetings can be arranged if the need arises – for selecting the gems or trying on the piece, for instance.
Currently the estimated duration of custom work is three weeks.