Canadian jewelry designer Robert Larin
Canadian jewelry designer Robert Larin (1968-1980s)
Mid-century Scandinavian modernist silver jewelry has inspired many designers around the world. Among them was the most notable Canadian modernist jewelers of the 1960s and 70s Robert Larin. Already at the age of 21, he founded his workshop on Rue Papineau in Montreal, where a team of artisans, most of whom were deaf, created quality refined jewelry. Handcrafted from pewter, oxidized metal alloys, silver and gold, these modernist pieces have been highly collectible today.
Noteworthy, after closing his workshop in 1977, Robert Larin founded the eponymous company Bijoux Robert Larin Inc. Registered in 1979 at 315, rue Benjamin Hudon, Ville St – Laurent, Québec, Bijoux Robert Larin Inc. ceased to exist in the early 1980s. Accordingly, the maker’s mark differs and may include “Robert Larin” in script, or R.Larin in block letters.