1. Marimekko Unikko in Black-ish
This American comedy-drama follows the lives of an upper-middle class African American family. Broadcast on ABC, the sitcom featured Unikko pillows and curtains as part of its set design.
2. iittala Sarjaton Mug in The Girl on the Train
The 2016 American mystery thriller The Girl on the Train is based on a book of the same name by Paula Hawkins. It stars Emily Blunt and Luke Evans, both of whom use iittala Sarjaton Metsa (Forest) mugs in the film.
3. iittala Origo Bowl in Along Came Polly
A scene in the 2004 romantic comedy Along Came Polly uses multiple iittala Origo bowls in a restaurant scene. The colorful stripes are the perfect complement to the film's lighthearted and quirky characters.
4. Marimekko Mugs in Suits
The American legal drama Suits stars the newly British royal Meghan Markle, so you know it's chocked full of good style. Marimekko Rasymatto (Rag Rug) and Siirtolapuutarha (Community Garden) mugs can be seen in the USA show.
Dress and Curtains in Sex and the City: The Movie
A film sequel to the wildly popular HBO series of the same name, Sex and the City: The Movie has featured Marimekko in both its home decor and fashion. Carrie's worn Marimekko dresses and incorporates Marimekko curtains into her fabulous New York apartment.
6. Marimekko Shower Curtain in Modern Family
As the name implies, the ABC hit Modern Family features modern design aplenty. Even the bathroom is styled with beautiful art; the Marimekko Kaiku shower curtain is instantly recognizable.
7. Marimekko Unikko Bowl in Dexter
The Showtime series Dexter is about a vigilante serial killer, so this Marimekko Unikko bowl placement was some welcome cheer in the often dark and gruesome show.
8. Marimekko Mugs in Pretty Little Liars
The American teen drama and thriller Pretty Little Liars is loosely based on books of the same name by Sara Shepard. Fans of the show will quickly pick up on how often the young women drink coffee, often gathering at the local coffee shop "The Brew." It's only fitting that this scene should feature the colorful Marimekko Rasymatto mugs.
9. iittala Taika on Grace and Frankie
Two women (played by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin) are brought together after their husbands announce that they are in love and getting married. The American comedy features an abundance of iittala Taika dinnerware, from plates to mugs.
10. Arabia Paratiisi Plate in Madam Secretary
This traditional Finnish plate appeared in the CBS show Madam Secretary. Arabia Paratiisi was designed by Birger Kaipiainen in 1969, but remains one of Finland's most beloved tableware motifs.
11. Tulip Chairs in Star Trek
Even those not familiar with Finnish design may recognize these famous seats. It's amazing how a mid-century modern design can feel so futuristic and resonate with so many. Designed by Eero Saarinen, the Tulip chairs were a prominent part of the Star Trek set. It's been revealed that the chairs used were actually a reproduction by Burke, but the design is indeed still a Finnish one.
12. Womb Chair in Down with Love
Down with Love came out in 2003 but it's set in 1962, making the decor a mid-century modern design fan's dream. One of the standout pieces of furniture was a pink Womb Chair, designed by Eero Saarinen.
13. Ball Chairs in Mars Attacks!
Retro and futuristic, Eero Aarnio's unmistakable Ball Chairs were the perfect choice for Mars Attacks! The 1996 film is a science fiction comedy and stars Jack Nicholson.
14. Lapponia Necklace in Star Wars
Aptly named Planetoid Valleys, this necklace from Lapponia is a memorable piece worn by the late Carrie Fischer as Princess Leia in Star Wars. It quickly became one of the most renowned necklaces after 1977, when it was featured in the George Lucas film.
15. Tulip Table in Mad Men
It's no surprise that Mad Men should feature mid-century modern design, as the show takes place in 1960s New York. The show chronicles the Madison Avenue advertising firms, where offices are filled with desktops like that of this Tulip Table.
16. iittala Ultima Thule Glassware in Succession
The HBO drama Succession, airing from 2018-2023, chronicles the angst and division over the future of the Roy family's international media conglomerate. iittala's Ultima Thule Glassware sits beautifully on the coffee table as two characters engage in a serious conversation. What a great Finnish find to ease up some of that tension!
17. Moomin Mug in A Most Wanted Man
Full of A-list names such as Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams and Willem Dafoe, the espionage thriller film surprised us with this Moomin mug cameo featuring Little My on the front. Maybe we all need the Moomins to help us through tough times, especially when trying to catch a wanted man!
18. iittala Kartio Tumblers in Maniac
Maniac, the 2018 Netflix series featuring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, involves two main characters taking part in a three-day pharmaceutical trial gone wrong. With much of the set involving a futuristic atmosphere, iittala's Kartio Tumblers were the perfect touch.
19. iittala Tapio Goblets in Star Trek: Enterprise
The Enterprise series within the Star Trek franchise is set on the Enterprise NX-01 Earth starship in the mid-22nd century, however, the 1952 Tapio Goblet blends right in to the scene. iittala's Tapio Goblets were used in several episodes of Enterprise as drinking glasses for Captain Archer's dining room. (Source: https://star-trek.design/)
20. Marimekko Notebooks in Keeping Up With the Kardashians
In an early season of the hit reality TV show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Momager Kris Jenner and her three daughters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney sit in front of two Marimekko Unikko notebooks. After all, who are the Kardashians to not have fabulously stylish notebooks?