Objects Of Design #148: Marimekko Oiva

Classic monochromes with splashes of colour from Finland

Scandinavian style is famous for its monochrome palette and Finnish firm Marimekko has really brought that idea to life with this gorgeous set of crockery. This has splashes of bright colours, which is a classic Finnish touch. Apparently it’s something to do with the the light there during the long light summers that really makes bright colours pop. And, of course, there’s nothing like a hit of lemon yellow to brighten up a day of 24 hour darkness.

The shapes are clean and simple and you can mix as much or as little as you like with your existing tableware to create a look that is all your own.

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.