With my next birthday a week away, it marks a year since our trip to Helsinki and an incredible long weekend discovering the Finnish capital’s amazing design scene.
One homegrown brand that has been a staple in both my wardrobe, as well as my interior décor, for a very long time now is Marimekko. So, when I recently received details of their new home collection I just had to share some of my favourite pieces with you and celebrate the arrival of spring.
Celebrating the shapes and colours of nature
For over sixty years Marimekko has celebrated the colours and shapes found in nature, producing some of the most memorable and iconic prints found in Nordic design, but this season they have drawn inspiration from another great passion of mine, gardening.
With the Tiiliskivi bag and apron, with their striking brick pattern originally created by Marimekko’s founder Armi Ratia, and their heavyweight cotton and leather details, gardeners everywhere can while away hours outdoors without compromising on practicality or style.
While the newly introduced unglazed Oiva stoneware flowerpots, with their beautiful soft curves and grainy feel will put plants centre stage in any home or garden no matter what the time of year.
Even if you’re not particularly green fingered, the much loved Unikko poppy pattern, first created in 1964, is now available in a new on-trend beige tone. Or why not add some dramatic seasonal florals to your kitchen, bathroom or bedroom with the bold green and lilac Primavera pattern?
For me, and I’m sure you will agree, spring cannot come soon enough.
To find out more about the Spring-Summer 2020 home collection, visit the Marimekko website.
All images courtesy of Marimekko.