Wink + Marimekko

2006_marimekko_wink-5.jpgMarimekko created recently slipcovers for the well-known Wink chair designed by famous Toshiyuki Kita in 1980. Featured designs are: Unikko and Ruusupuu by Maija Isola, BonBon by Erja Hirvi, Kukkula by Fujiwo Ishimoto, and Hevoskastanja by Nora Fleming.


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  • amilia

    October 28, 2007 at 6:16 pm Reply

    This is simply beautiful! I always like funtote and marimekko designs, both are very artistic and elegant.

  • Igor Polyakov

    October 28, 2007 at 11:44 pm Reply

    You know, not everybody like marimekko designs, I know many, who found them irritating…

  • Yumbe

    March 26, 2008 at 5:12 pm Reply

    Dude… ehuuuu ehuuuu 60’s are so over!!! Marimekko and their little flowerish designs suck, like both of u. ehuuuuuu ehuuuuuu mmmmmmm well thats it.

  • Igor Polyakov

    March 26, 2008 at 6:43 pm Reply

    You see…

  • Countess Jeanne

    March 26, 2008 at 11:08 pm Reply

    Funny how they are really so NOT over, and are being rediscovered and admired for their simplicity.

    Get over it….

  • Countess Jeanne

    March 26, 2008 at 11:22 pm Reply

    The resurgence of Japanese design concurrently with Finnish design is no accident–both employ similar elements. This coincidence was not intentional; rather, a result of common design sensibilities. Both are enjoying an immense popularity. Marimekko, Nordic design, and all things Japanese are very hot right now, even if the patterns are based upon themes from the past. After all, there’s nothing new under the sun, but some things have appeal that transcends time.

  • Igor Polyakov

    March 26, 2008 at 11:58 pm Reply

    It’s interesting that Marimekko, Cathrineholm and many other Scandinavian design icons are increasingly popular in Japan, so I think you’re right about the resurgence you mentioned.

  • Countess Jeanne

    March 27, 2008 at 12:22 am Reply

    Thank you, Igor. The design depicted above is something that drive-by snipers like the fellow who cast aspersions upon it may abhor, but its popularity speaks for itself. I mentioned the Japanese because they are very fond of Finnish design, and both countrys’ art idioms are now wildly popular. The two heritages have much in common when it comes to aesthetics and textiles. Among Finnish design houses, Marimekko in particular is hotter than ever; even their original motifs are gaining heretofore unknown degrees of admiration world-wide.

  • Alexander

    July 17, 2008 at 12:07 pm Reply

    We also love Marimekko fabrics and felt that we wanted to promote our love for these designs by manufacturing and marketing Marimekko Fabric, Wall Hangings in a range of colours and sizes to suit the modern home and office.

  • M-Jeanne de M.

    July 22, 2008 at 8:23 pm Reply

    Wonderful and informative on-line shop for wall-hangings in Great Britain, Alexander! Nice prices on thoughtful, tasteful Marimekko textiles.

  • Ronan

    October 2, 2009 at 8:32 pm Reply


    I was wondering if anybody knows the price range of Marimekko clothing? in particular shirts, jackets, trousers. I’m going to Sweden soon and i’d just like to have a ‘head’s up’ before i go. thanks

  • Diego Karcher

    April 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm Reply

    Really enjoyed this article.Thanks Again. Keep writing.

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