Marimekko

ALKU COLLECTION
SPRING 2021


pattern design Maija Louekari

The bean-like shapes in the Alku (beginning) design represent seeds which grow into magnificent, vigorous flowers.

Les formes en forme de haricot dans le design Alku (début) représentent des graines qui poussent en fleurs magnifiques et vigoureuses. 

fabric / tissus

Fabrics are sold by the decimetre (1 metre = 10 decimetres). For example, If you need 2.2 m, choose 22 units.
Ce tissu est vendu au décimètre (1 décimètre = 10 centimètres). Si vous souhaitez par exemple acheter 220 cm, commandez 22 unités.

Width / Largeur 145 cm – Printed in Finland

Alku fabric
100 % Cotton
repeat / répétition du motif 62 cm
4.30 > € 3.61

kitchen textile / textile de cuisine

Alku ovenmitten
100% Cotton
20 > 16.80 € 

Alku pot holder
100% Cotton
13 > 10.92 € 

Alku tea towel
47x70cm
57% cotton 43% Linen
17 > 14,28 € 

tote bag

Alku tote bag
43 x 44 cm
100% cotton
31 > 14,28 € 

Maija Louekari

Maija Louekari is a Helsinki-based freelance illustrator and designer who has studied at the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland.

The starting point of her career was in 2003 when she won a design competition co-organised by Marimekko and the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Her winning design, the Hetkiä/Moments pattern, is still available in Marimekko's home collection.   

Maija's most recognisable patterns for Marimekko are Siirtolapuutarha (city garden) and Räsymatto (rag rug), which appear on fabrics, tableware, cushion covers, kitchen textiles and bed linen.