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During a winter storm… need tea. A whole pot, at the very least!
A fine teapot must be easy to handle, with no dripping around while pouring! It must also be easy to load, and to rinse. And then it has to blend in nicely with books and cookies and other essential things…

Fina teservisen Anna Lerinder
Fina teservisen by Anna Lerinder. Photo copyright Patric Johansson.

Oiva tea pot Marimekko

Oiva by Sami Ruotsalainen for Marimekko. Photo copyright Marimekko.

Salam teapot by Guy Degrenne

Salam by Guy Degrenne. Photo copyright Guy Degrenne.

Anna Lerinder, Compassionates, Eco Aesthetics, In the Season, Marimekko 2015-01-10

Marimekko Moments

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.

Compassionates, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Friends, Marimekko 2014-09-12

Redefining a Classic Approach – Marimekko´s Weather Diary


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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Contemporary Scandi, Marimekko 2013-05-27