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."
Maija Louekari is a Helsinki-based freelance illustrator and designer who has studied at the University of Art and Design Helsinki. The starting point of her career was in 2003 when she won a design competition co-organised by Marimekko and the University of Art and Design Helsinki.
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.
Made from a rustic blend of unbleached cotton and linen, this cushion cover features the dark blue Unikko (poppy) pattern. The cover has a concealed zipper on one side.
Cushion cover only, inserts are sold separately.
2021 sees the 70th Anniversary of Marimekko. This Unikko colour way is part of the collection to celebrate this significant milestone!
Pattern: Pieni Unniko
Pattern Designer: Maija Louekari in 1964
Colour: Beige and Dark Blue
Size: Length 60cm Width 40cm
Material: 62% Cotton and 38% Linen
Care: Please follow washing instructions provided.
Note: Because these cushion covers are sewn using the whole width of the fabric, the pattern may vary slightly from item to item. Each cushion cover is unique!