A pretty new throw pillow will spruce up your sofa or reading chair this season. Created by Antti Kekki, the Rukinlapa (distaff) pattern features a series of distaffs decorated with a vegetal theme. Together, they seem to form vines climbing a wall. The cover includes a concealed zipper for easy removal and laundering. Made in Estonia.
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: Antti Kekki for Marimekko
- Country of Design: Finland
- Materials: Cover - 100% cotton; Insert- hypoallergenic polyester
- Measurements: L 20” W 20”