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 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 cotton and linen blend, this terry hand towel features the cotton and dark blue coloured Unikko (poppy) pattern. The towel has two different coloured sides because the dominant colour on the reverse is the opposite of the right side.
Unikko (poppy), symbolizing creativity, was born in a time when hardly any floral designs were included in Marimekko’s collections. Maija Isola, however, was fascinated by the theme of flowers and decided to create an entire range of novel floral prints.
Designer: Maija Isola in 1964
Color: Dark Blue
Size: Length 70cm Width 50cm
Material: 85% cotton 15% Linen
Care: Follow the washing temperature given. Wash with like colours. Wash before use.