Objects Of Design #142: Mariskooli Bowls

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream

Another design classic , these bowls were first designed by Maija Isola for the Finnish company Marimekko in 1960. She found something similar in a flea market and was inspired to make these bowls, which, even if you don’t recognise the name, you will almost certainly recognise the design. She made the famous poppy design too, while we’re on the subject, which is also featured in the design classics section.

They come in all sorts of colours these days but my favourites are the turquoise and plum, both of which would look splendid with a generous helping of strawberry ice cream resting inside. But not for long. £19

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Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.