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."
The Oiva mug features the Primavera pattern in lilac and green. It is made of white stoneware that is dishwasher, oven, microwave and freezer proof.
Primavera (spring) is one of the many bold floral designs by Maija Isola. It emanates joie de vivre, energy and warmth. Maija Isola painted the pattern when she was living in Oran, Algeria, so there may also be a tinge of homesickness in it, a yearning to be in Finland, to feel the summer-morning dew on the grass, by a bed of pot marigolds.
Designer: Sami Ruotsalainen
Pattern Designer: Maija Isola 1972
Colour: White, lilac and greens
Size: Height 9.5cm Diameter 8cm
Material: White stoneware
Care: Oven, microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe