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Kaivo Home Collection

pattern design Maija Isola, 1964 

Maija Isola got the idea for the Kaivo fabric (1964) at a well. She dropped the pail in by accident and was mesmerised by the living rings that formed on the surface of the water. The heavyweight cotton of this handsome Kaivo fabric gives it rigor and durability. 

Cotton 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

Kaivo 001

100 % heavyweight cotton

pattern repeat 88 cm

4.50 > € 3.78

cushion cover

Kaivo 190 cushion cover

40 x 60 cm
80 % cotton 20 % polyester
49 > € 41.16  

Maija Isola

Maija Isola's (1927-2001) remarkable career as a textile designer began at Printex, Marimekko's predecessor, in 1949 and lasted 38 years. She designed more than 500 fabric patterns, which cover an amazingly diverse range of motifs and design techniques.

She drew inspiration for her work from traditional folk art and modern visual art alike, from nature and her countless trips around the world. Her designs, such as Kivet (stones), Unikko (poppy) and Kaivo (well), continue to be an essential part of Marimekko's collections.