What are patterns made of? Memory, observation, trial and whim – each making a colorful journey from sketchbook to fabrics, bags, clothes and tableware. This softcover book tells the story behind Marimekko's design gems and their creators – from the early pioneers the the 21st century tastemakers. The 245 pages include more than 100 full color photos of crisp Marimekko patterns by 11 iconic designers. The collection makes a great gift or coffee table conversation piece.
The bold prints of Marimekko are the first to come to mind for many when thinking about Finnish design. Marimekko’s impact reaches beyond Finland, however, as Marimekko is said to be one of the world’s first real lifestyle brands offering fashion and accessories alongside h... More Marimekko
I purchased it for my daughter's college grad gift. She is going to teach art. I saw it and decided it was perfect!
December 23, 2014
I have wanted to purchase a Marimekko design book for a long time. This is my first such purchase. For several years I have been fascinated and drawn to the Marimekko prints and have purchased many items from Finn Style. I have even redecorated my home using Marimekko fabrics to recover chairs, purchased pillows, tablecloths...the list goes on.In this book, I am learning about what inspires the different artists and I ,in turn, am encouraged to look at the world around me in a new way.
Artists, how they work, and what has inspired them.
Marimekko in a book!
October 17, 2014
So glad that all those beautiful patterns are bound into a volume. It is a joy to flip through the pages. It got four stars, because there was no index to quickly find things. Not that it is such a big problem, an excuse to handle it more, which is not such a bad thing...
all illustrations and stories
Makes A Colourful Coffee Table Book
September 14, 2014
Wonderful addition to the coffee table as my guests have commented time and time again.