Meaning "beehive" in Finnish, the Marimekko Mehiläispesä Duvet Cover features mother-daughter duo Maija and Kristina Isola's interpretation of these beautiful honey homes. Abstract oval shapes contain hundreds of curving taupe metallic lines, which sparkle and shimmer when the light hits them. This special detail gives the duvet a richness and luster that needs to be seen in person to truly be appreciated. Made from 100% cotton percale in a high thread count of 300, this soft duvet will feel as luxurious as it looks. Mix and match this duvet with the Marimekko Muru Taupe Sheets for a combination that looks expertly yet effortlessly paired. A new way to master neutrals, the Marimekko Mehiläispesä Duvet Cover will be the delicate yet mesmerizing focal point of the bedroom.
(see measurements below)About Percale:
A high-quality weave, percale has a noticeably tighter weave that allows for a higher thread count which makes the sheets softer to the touch. Medium in weight, the fabric is matte with no additional sheen or shine but the texture is very smooth and able to resist warping and washes exceptionally well.
Care: Wash in cold water on the gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. Iron on warm as needed.
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
Maija and Kristina Isola; this mother daughter team has become a Marimekko design legend. First joining the company in the 1950’s, it was apparent that Maija Isola had a knack for textile design. After creating over 500 prints including the beloved Unikko pattern; Isola eventually became ch... More Maija & Kristina Isola
This duvet cover is well-made, and the fabric is substantial. While striking, the design is also subdued enough to create a calm bedroom atmosphere. Received it the day after the order was placed.
July 22, 2014
I love this duvet and the shams. The fabric is substantial and the items are very well made. Speaking of the fabric, it is glam but clean and a bit earthy at the same time. What do I mean? Well, there are tiny gold fibers in the fabric, nothing too obvious but giving it a slight shimmer. The design itself is simple and organic. I live in Florida and use a lot of sandy and driftwoody colors with pops of watery blues and greens. So this duvet sets the stage by hinting at sand and wood while allowing my colors to have a background that is NOT seashells and palm trees. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect.
Beautiful duvet cover.
June 25, 2014
I was looking for a duvet cover in neutral tones; this cover is perfect. The design is beautiful and shimmers in the light. I would recommend it.
April 18, 2014
I am a huge fan of Marimekko bedding and towels. In particular, the cotton percale bedding is always a better choice over the sateen, as it seems more durable. This "beehive" pattern in the muted tones will go with any setting.
100% percale cotton is durable and comfortable.
I wish that Marimekko would make more patterns available in American twin size, in particular the duvet covers.
February 18, 2014
Love the design on this Marimekko Duvet. It looks great in my bedroom. The only downside of the duvet is it is noisy due to the low thread count. So, it is a bit stiff and not very cozy feeling. I still like it and plan on keeping it in hopes that after a few more washings it will soften up.
Merchant Response:This duvet has a 300 Thread Count.
The color and design
Fabric is noisy and the thread count is low so not a very soft feeling.
December 13, 2013
This cotton is soft yet substantial and the design is quietly beautiful!