About Us - Chao & Eero
Love and expertise behind every piece of jewelry.
Founded on Valentine’s Day of 2005 by Chao-Hsien Kuo and Eero Hintsanen, the born global company Chao & Eero stands for a love story. Love for each other, and love for creating jewelry. Based in Lahti, Finland, Chao and Eero design and make jewelry in their own way, with original ideas and impeccable quality. Working hard side by side, they keep a positive view towards life, which definitely shows in their work.
The journey of Chao and Eero began in 1993 when they both stepped into the field of jewelry completely unaware of each other; Chao was in the US, and Eero in Finland. As Chao decided to pursuit professional goldsmithing study in Lahti in 1997, the two seemingly different people were brought together in the same classroom. Then it was only a matter of time for the two to realize that they shared the same passion and interests, and would eventually fall in love.
Both Chao and Eero are Master Goldsmiths, who have uncompromising attitude for the quality of the jewelry. Combined with their design background, they interpret contemporary ideas with traditional skills. At times, they apply modern technologies and equipment to achieve certain effects, but always thoughtfully finish the pieces by hand to give a refined touch. It is not uncommon for them to work into late nights in the quest for perfection, and to see their imagination take shape. Holding a piece of Chao & Eero’s jewlery in hand, you can feel the care and attention they put into every step of the process.
The love of Chao and Eero can be seen in their work. From their designs, it is easy to notice that they enjoy the life style and natural environment in Finland. Chao’s design often reflects the closeness between human and nature, while with a subtle sense of humor, each of Eero’s pieces becomes a strong statement. Even though Chao and Eero have different approaches to designing, their works can be easily recognized from the company’s signature style – effortless elegance.