He started his career at the Stavangerflint ceramics factory (then Stavanger Fajansefabrikk) in Norway in 1950. After two years he returned to Finland to work as a jewelry designer, first a Kalevala and then at Westerback. He was one of the first designers to work with domestic polished jewelry stones. His work was a departure from the more decorative jewelry of the day and was exhibited at an avante garde show at Artek. It was considered a breakthrough for modern jewelry in Finland.
Rislakki started his own studio in 1959. At first he freelanced in exhibition planning but later moved to product design. Industrial designers were rare in Finland at the time, so he had a great deal of work. He has worked on more than 200 products, including coat hangers, water fittings, reflectors, fan equipment, airline dishes, TVs, glass products, boat engines, bicycles, and forest machinery.
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