A set of two mugs in complimentary patterns designed by Maija Isola in the 1960s. Isola’s output of more than 500 fabric prints is an inexhaustible treasure trove. The Härkä (bull) is one of her geometric designs, exploring the Constructivist art movement that was rising in Finland. A large, laid-back pattern of stylized natural forms, Melooni (melon) is one of the many designs in Isola’s output of the 1960s that superbly captured the spirit of the times. Both patterns look just as fresh today. Microwave, oven, freezer and dishwasher safe.
Founded in 1951 by visionary Finnish textile designer Armi Raitia and her husband, Viljo, Marimekko grew from a small textile-printing firm into an international phenomenon. From its beginnings as a textile design company, Marimekko (meaning “Mary’s dress”) branched out into everything from toys to dinnerware to architecture, becoming something of a lifestyle brand in the 1960s and 70s. The company’s outstanding designers revolutionized modern printed fabrics and fashion. Today the company continues to collaborate with young artists, encouraging experimentation. The result is spirited, non-traditional patterns and vivid colors.
- Pattern Designer: Maija Isola for Marimekko
- Country of Design: Finland
- Materials: Porcelain
- Measurements: H 3.75″ Diameter 3″; 8.45 ounce capacity