The Kuisma (St. John´s wort) design shows the last flowers of fall swaying in the wind. The leaves are already tired and curled, and the most delicate of the flowers disperse in the air. By painting the flowers with watercolors on wet paper, Aino-Maija Metsola created a beautiful misty atmosphere in the pattern.
100 % linen
pattern repeat 88 cm
100% linen – 40 x 60 cm
Aino-Maija Metsola is an independent illustrator and designer based in Helsinki. She holds a master's degree in graphic design from the Helsinki University of Art and Design.
With her immense interest in colour, Aino-Maija creates bold yet subtle prints using various techniques ranging from watercolour to ink, markers and gouache.
Aino-Maija has been collaborating with Marimekko since 2006. Her most recognisable creations for Marimekko are Jurmo (name of an island) and Juhannustaika (magic of summer), as well as the Sääpäiväkirja (diary) series of pictorial motifs for tableware and textiles.