Marimekko

Kivet & Kaivo patterns
Fall 2020

design Maija Isola, 1956 et 1964

The Kivet (stones) design builds on circles cut with scissors. The pattern was most likely inspired by the big rough-edged stones that were manually cleared from the designer’s atelier home’s grounds.

Maija Isola got the idea for the Kaivo (well) pattern when she was fetching water from a well. Having dropped the bucket into the well, she watched how rippling circles formed on the surface of the water.

fabrics

Fabrics are sold by the decimetre (1 metre = 10 decimetres).
For example, If you need 2.2 m, choose 22 units.

Width 145 cm – Printed in Finland

Kivet pattern
80% cotton, 20% linen
repeat 62 cm
5.20 > 4.37 € 

Kaivo pattern
100% cotton
repeat 88 cm
4.30 > 3.61 € 

blanket & cushions

130 x 185 cm blanket
35% wool, 35% cotton,
25% polyamide, 5% other

179 > 150,36 €

cushion cover 50 x 50 cm  
(inner cushion not included)
35% wool, 35% cotton, 25% polyamide, 5% other
79 > 66,36 €

cushion Ø43 x H6 cm  
(inner cushion included)
100% cotton

89 > 74,76 €

bathroom

Kivet

70 x 140 cm
44 > 36,96 €

Kivet
50 x 100 cm
22 > 18,48 €

Kivet
30 x 50 cm
13 > 10,92 €

Kivet
30 x 30 cm
7 > 5,88 €

Relle
31 x 20 x 9 cm
60 > 50,40 € 

Kaika
21 x 14 cm
28 > 23,52 € 

Eelia
19 x 11 x 5 cm
35 > 29,40 € 

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.