The Babassu is a palm tree native to the Amazon forest, and Erja Hirvi's print of the same name captures the breezy beauty of its leaves. Simple, imperfect strokes give the design a hand-drawn beauty in shades of white, black, and blue. Here, it's featured on a beautiful and convenient placemat. Acrylic-coated cotton makes minor messes easily wiped clean, but also allows it to be machine washable for more major spills. It feels coarser than untreated cotton, but still feels like fabric and not like vinyl of earlier placemats. Plus, the eco-friendly treatment helps to avoid wrinkling when folded!
Care: Wipe clean with damp cloth or machine wash. Follow instructions on tag.
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 home décor in seam... More Marimekko
Priding herself on being able to retain a child-like sense of naďveté, textile designer Erja Hirvi creates playful printed patterns for modern design giant, Marimekko. Initially a student of weaving, by the suggestion of her teacher she applied to the University of Art and Design in Helsin... More Erja Hirvi