2011 is the yr that Finnish interiors agency Marimekko rejoice 60 years of bringing shade and pattern to the world. Founded in 1951 by Viljo and Armi Ratia, Marimekko has carved a definite phase out of the marketplace for its brightly coloured patterned supplies which are used for every garments and interiors … from tablecloths, tableware, cushions, crockery, garments, correctly one thing that you may apply a print to.
Famous for his or her ‘Unikko’ print, or ‘Finnish poppies’ to the rest of us, they’ve saved their distinctive 60s style all by way of the various years on no account turning into ‘retro’.
Now 60 years on, this agency has commissioned its private celebratory print, Yhdessä – a patchwork collage of Maija Isola’s designs, made by her daughter, Kristina Isola.
In black and white, this is usually a a lot much less daring print for the company, although a wise switch as a result of the pattern itself creates curiosity with out the need of colour. More apparently this yr is that Marimekko have eradicated patterns altogether from their lovely dinner service leaving white plates to sit on this lovely, busy pattern. Is this a switch within the course of a lot much less pattern? I undoubtedly hope not!
The materials is obtainable from:Skandium245-249 Brompton RoadLondon SW3 2EPwww.skandium.com
Article written by Daniel Nelson (design writer for mydeco.com and based inside the UK).