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LEPO & JOIKU COLLECTIONS

pattern design Fujiwo Ishimoto (1991) & Aino-Maija Metsola (2008)

Lepo & Joiku are two patterns inspired by nature.


Lepo (rest) was inspired by Fujiwo Ishimoto’s recollection of the tall grass of his childhood, in which he used to lie whenever he wanted to take a break from helping with the farm work. 


The Joiku (traditional Sami song) print conveys a powerful, calming experience of nature. The pattern reflects the beauty of a pure natural landscape with a multitude of colors, on a dusky evening, or early in the morning, just before sunrise.

fabrics / tissus

Fabrics are sold by the decimetre (1 dm = 10 cm). Ex: If you want 220 cm, order 22 units.

Ce tissu est vendu au décimètre (1 dm = 10 cm). Ex : si vous voulez 220 cm, commandez 22 unités.

Width / Largeur 145 cm 

The printed cotton fabric features the Joiku pattern and it is printed in Helsinki.

Joiku linen fabric
100 % cotton (coton)
repeat (répétition du motif) 104 cm
LAST PIECE - 150 X 145cm
64,50 > 32,25 € 

This heavyweight sateen fabric features the Lepo pattern with golden metallic details.

Lepo cotton sateen fabric
100 % cotton (coton)
repeat (répétition du motif) 88 cm
SOLD OUT 

pillow cases / taies d’oreiller

The Lepo pattern duvet covers and pillowcases are made of cotton. 100% cotton

Lepo pillow case
(taie d’oreiller)
50x70/75 cm
18 > € 9

Lepo pillow case
(taie d’oreiller)
60x63-65x65 cm
18 > € 9

cushion cover / housse de coussin

The Joiku pattern cushion cover is made of heavyweight cotton. The cover has a concealed zipper on one side. Our cushion covers are sewn using the whole width of the fabric, and therefore their appearance may vary slightly. Each item is unique. 100 % Cotton 

Joiku cushion cover 40 x 60 cm
45 > € 22,50 

tray / plateau

Made of laminated birch plywood, this lightweight tray features the Joiku pattern. We recommend wiping the tray clean with a damp cloth or washing it by hand. Do not soak. Birch plywood.

Joiku plywood
Ø46 cm
SOLD OUT

Fujiwo Ishimoto

Fujiwo Ishimoto, born in Japan in 1941, is a textile and ceramic designer. He saw fabrics designed by Maija Isola in the 1960s in Tokyo, and he was so impressed by them that he decided to travel to Finland to find out what Marimekko and Finnish design was all about. Fujiwo Ishimoto then joined Marimekko on a permanent basis in 1974.

Ishimoto’s work is minimalistic and inspired by natural elements and phenomena. Ishimoto has received among other prizes the State Industrial Arts Prize, Kaj Franck Design Prize and Honourable mentions at Finland Designs exhibition in 1983, 1989 and 1993. In 2011 he was awarded with the Pro Finlandia Medal. His ceramics and textile works have been to several private and group exhibitions. Fujiwo Ishimoto has also made stage settings and costumes for operas.

Aino-Maija Metsola

Aino-Maija Metsola is a freelance illustrator and designer based in Helsinki. She has a master's degree in graphic design from the Helsinki University of Art and Design.

With his immense interest in color, Aino-Maija creates prints that are both bold and subtle using a variety of techniques ranging from watercolor to ink, markers and gouache.

Aino-Maija has been collaborating with Marimekko since 2006. His most recognizable designs for Marimekko are Jurmo (name of an island) and Juhannustaika (summer magic), as well as the Sääpäiväkirja (diary) series of pictorial designs for tableware and textiles.