Simple and striking, Kivet (Stones) has been a Marimekko fan-favorite for more than half a decade. Many suspect it was inspired by the rocks that surrounded Maija Isola's studio home, and was originally created by by cutting out rounds of paper with scissors to achieve imperfect edges. The pattern is featured here on a wool blend blanket that's warm yet breathable. The stones are actually composed of ivory and black threads, though the jacquard weave creates the look of grey. The blanket is reversible, with the design's colorway reversed on the other side so it looks great however it's folded, tossed, or draped. Fringed edges ensure the blanket looks as cozy as it feels for nights in on the couch.
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
Undisputedly the most famous textile designer to have existed at Marimekko, Maija Isola created over 500 prints during her long and colorful employment. The height of her design notoriety occurred during the 1960’s, right around the time when she created her explosive Unikko pattern. In add... More Maija Isola
"It is soft and warm and and big and cozy. The pattern is so cool! And you see, I can use both sides if I want to change the mood" This is how my daughter described the blanket while showing it to me via Skype. She is definitely happy with her present.