Marimekko designer Maija Isola had an uncanny ability to work on both the micro and macro scale which shows a deep understanding of print and design elements. Kivet, created in 1959 is a clear example of her work with macropatterns. At the enlarged level, many design elements are striped down to create a print that is easily palatable to the eye. Finnish for “stones”, Isola created the Kivet print by cutting out large circles out of colored paper and arranging them into organized rows. The result produced an image with slightly irregular edges and uneven shapes which gave a “real” element to this print and ultimately these imperfections have made it more beloved. Offered in a variety of color options, Kivet is the definition of a modern print and is used on bedding, umbrellas, throw pillows, and of course fabric.