The Alku (beginning) pattern designed by Maija Louekari creates a timeless looking placemat that will look good in any home interior. The blend of cotton and linen creates a soft and light weight material that features fringes along the sides. The small oval like shapes represent seeds which will eventually grow into magnificent blooming flowers. Its earthy green and cotton tones will be sure to elevate your dining experience.
Care: Machine washable. Follow instructions on tag.
The bold, effusive prints and textiles of Marimekko are the first to come to mind for many when thinking about Finnish design. Founded in 1951 by Finnish couple Viljo and Armi Ratia, the name Marimekko translated literally means "Mary-dress." Marimekko’s impact reaches beyo... More Marimekko
The award-winning Finnish designer Maija Louekari (born 1982) received her Master's in design and B.A. in interior decoration from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. She made her big break after winning a design competition organized by the University of Art and Design Helsinki ... More Maija Louekari
These are not your heavier Finnish linen woven placemats. They are a thinner, lightweight material. They are beautiful though and the pattern will work nicely with an everyday setting. Olive greens, gray and ivory / white napkins would coordinate well.
New York , New York
November 18, 2020
Stylish and useful as these placemats are black and easily washable.