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16% Off on all Marimekko


Alku Home Collection

pattern design Maija Louekari, 2017

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

Cotton & linen fabric

Fabrics are sold by the decimeter (1 meter = 10 decimeters).

For example, If you need 2.2 m, choose 22 units.

Width 145 cm

Alku 810

79 % cotton 21 % linen

pattern repeat 62 cm

5.50 > € 4.62


Alku 160 Jar

Ø13,5 x H9,8 cm

Capacity 0.70 L

42 > € 35.28

Alku 160 Jar

Ø12 x H17 cm

Capacity 1.20 L

55 > € 46.20

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.