Marimekko is a Finnish design house celebrated worldwide for its original prints and colours. Founded in 1951 by a visionary woman Armi Ratia, Marimekko is said to be one of the world's first real lifestyle brands combining fashion, bags and accessories as well as home decoration into one unique point of view.
"Over the years, we have remained true to our original mission of bringing joy to everyday moments. Through our timeless, distinctive and functional designs, we want to empower people to be happy as they are: to live their lives as they desire and to express their personality boldly through the way that they dress themselves and their homes."
This set includes two Oiva mugs, one with the Lokki pattern and the other with the Lokki Pergola pattern. They are made of dishwasher, oven, microwave, and freezer safe white stoneware. The Lokki Pergola pattern combines two rhythmic Maija Isola designs from the 1960s. The idea for the Lokki (seagull) pattern came to Maija Isola when she was looking at a window with a curtain drawn across it. The sun was shining, and the wide folds of the curtain formed wavy shadows on the fabric. Maija had a sudden inspiration: if a fabric is printed with waves, even a small piece of such fabric appears abundant, richly folded.
The classic Marimekko print Unikko was created in 1964, after Marimekko founder Armi Ratia publicly proclaimed a ban on flowers in Marimekko prints. Artist Maija Isola defied the order and designed a whole collection of floral patterns that were so fresh and unique that Armi ended up taking eight of them. One of those she accepted was Unikko, the future icon of icons.
This set includes two different coloured Oiva mugs with the classic Unikko pattern. The two mugs are inversions of each other's design.
They are made of dishwasher, oven, microwave, and freezer safe white stoneware.
Shape Designer: Sami Ruotsalainen
Series: Oiva / unikko
Pattern: Lokki Pergola
Pattern Designer: Maija Isola
Material: White stoneware
Color: White, Pale Pink and Brown
Size: Diameter 8cm Height 9.5cm
Care: Oven Safe. Microwave Safe. Freezer Safe. Dishwasher Safe.