Early breakfast in december; this setting was created in my dear next-door neighbor Tina’s lovely kitchen. Table Österlen by Inga Sempé for Gärsnäs, ”Y-chair” by Hans J Wegner, stool from Norrgavel, teapot & cup from Marimekko, blackbirds in papier-mâché by Sam Stigsson for Konsthantverkarna. Styling by Cia Wedin, photo Anna Kern.
Marimekko knows how to mix influences from different cultures into a design and style that is unmistakingly their own. The interplay between Finnish functionalism, minimalism and folklore has always been part of the brands identity, but during 2014 Marimekko has stepped up the design ladder, going international. I like the colorful, urban approach with well-made patterns used to create products for a modern life. This is Contemporary Scandi at its best.
Duvet cover Tasaraita, by Annika Rimala, cushion covers Utö, by Aino-Maija Metsola, and Siirtolapuutarha by Maija Louekari. Interior light Valoisa by Harri Koskinen. All from Moments – Marimekko Autumn 2014. Published by permission from Marimekko.
Oiva tableware by Sami Ruotsalainen (form) and Aino-Maija Metsola (pattern), tablecloth Kuuskajaskari by Aino-Maija Metsola, and cutlery Konkkaronkka by Mari Isopahkala, all for Marimekko (2013)
Some time ago I had the great pleasure to sit down and speak at length with two very gifted young designers from Finland. Sami Ruotsalainen and Aino-Maija Metsola visited Stockholm to present their Weather Diary collection for Marimekko.
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