Here's your new favorite morning mug! The karhuemo (mother bear) print was designed by Aino-Maija Metsola in celebration of Marimekko's 70th anniversary. Among the flowers and leaves in the original sketch, Aino-Maija added a bear with its cub. The ground is rumbling under the galloping mother bear, while the baby has reared on its hind legs to observe the land. 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: Aino-Maija Metsola
- Country of Design: Finland
- Materials: Porcelain
- Measurements: H 3.75″ Diameter 3″; 8.45 ounce capacity