The Unikko (poppy) pattern was designed in 1964, just after the founder of the brand Armi Ratia publicly proclaimed that she was banning floral patterns - which she considered outdated - from her collections. Fueled by an artist's spirit of contradiction, Maija Isola challenged her by designing a series of floral patterns that were so innovative and fresh that she managed to change Armi Ratia's mind.
One of these designs was Unikko, which ironically became Marimekko's most iconic design.
Country of origin : Finland
The fabric is sold by the decimeter (10 cm) – Width 145 cm
Unikko cotton (pattern repeat 98 cm)
Mini Unikko cotton (pattern repeat 62 cm)
Pieni Unikko cotton (pattern repeat 88 cm)
Pieni Unikko coated cotton (pattern repeat 88 cm)
50 x 50 cm – cotton
Duvet covers and pillowcases made of 100% cotton percale
Duvet cover 135/140x200cm
Duvet cover 150x210cm
Duvet cover 210x210cm
Duvet cover 240x220cm
Made of terry cotton, this towel has two sides in opposite colors.
Bath towel 70x150cm
Hand towel 50x70cm
Guest towel 30x50cm
Mini towel 30x30cm
Cotton terry bathrobe
Kaika cosmetic bag – H14x21cm
Tiise cosmetic bag – H9x7x21cm
Vilja cosmetic bag – H17x10x23cm
Set of 2 kitchen towels
Coated cotton placemat – 31x42cm
Tote bag 44 x 43 cm – cotton
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.