Objects Of Design #353: Marimekko Kippis Mug

Marimekko Kippis mug Kippis means Cheers in Finnish and what better way to greet a cold winter day than with a really good mug. Perfect for morning coffee, afternoon tea or anytime hot chocolate, I rather like the fact that it's a mug with a picture of a wine glass. I am also, as you

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

Design Classics #16: Marimekko Unikko Fabric

It's probably one of the most recognised fabric designs in the world. Huge splashy poppies in a variety of colours adorning umbrellas, bags, tea trays and bedding. And yet Unikko, from the Finnish design company Marimekko, only came about when a designer dared to defy her boss. Armi Ratia, the creative vision behind Marimekko, bought