The Seitsemän kukkaa (seven flowers) design was inspired by an old Finnish Midsummer custom: if you pick seven different flowers and place them under your pillow on Midsummer night, your future spouse will appear to you in a dream.
Talkoot (work party) is an exuberant and painterly floral design. Flowers and the whole of nature with its myriad phenomena have always been the most important source of inspiration for Fujiwo Ishimoto.
Aita pattern by Marimekko
Stripes have always been an integral part of the world of Marimekko patterns. The narrow freehand Aita (fence) pattern is one of the innumerable Marimekko stripes created by Annika Rimala.
Checks and stripes have always been an integral part of the world of Marimekko prints. Annika Rimala’s Aitanovi (cottage door) pattern is a skilful combination of these characteristic elements.
Nature was a significant source of inspiration for Maija Isola throughout her career. Flowers in different styles were a frequently appearing motif in her designs year after year – the delicate Taivaankukat (sky flowers) floral from 1970 brings to mind stars twinkling in the night sky.
The expressive Pikkulempi (little love) pattern perfectly captures the feel of a languid summer day. Flowers and the whole of nature with its myriad phenomena have always been the most important source of inspiration for Fujiwo Ishimoto.
The Nonparelli (sprinkles) pattern was originally part of an ensemble of designs combining urban life and nature. As its name suggests, this pattern represents celebrating with cakes and colourful decorations.