In the detail with Marimekko

Finnish brand Marimekko has launched their Spring/Summer 2016 Home Collection. I met with Creative Director Anna Teurnell and designer Carina Seth Andersson for a talk about the fine detail because that’s what make this collection extra ordinary. The hand drawn graphic patterns by Seth Andersson are screen printed with great skill and used for multipurpose fabrics in a colour scheme of white, pale pink and blue. And there’s a series of glass vases to go with the Oiva series by Sami Routsalainen; notice how the form of the small, delicate base of the porcelain has been integrated into the form of the vases, creating a floating feel! Alongside the distinctive and timeless design by Carina Seth Andersson, Marimekko present a folkloristic, organic pattern by Aino-Maija Metsola and some really cool patterns from the Marimekko archive, like the iconic Sonaatti.

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Marimekko Spring/Summer collection 2016. Fabric pattern and vase by Carina Seth Andersson. Photo copyright Marimekko.

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Flower vase by Carina Seth Andersson for Marimekko. Photo copyright Marimekko.

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Napkin in a pattern by Carina Seth Andersson for Marimekko Spring/Summer collections 2016. Photo copyright Marimekko.

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Sonaatti cushion cover by Kaarina Kellomäki (1967). Photo copyright Marimekko.

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