The Melooni pattern was created by Marimekko design legend Maija Isola in 1963. Depicting a deconstructed watermelon, Melooni stripped away every literal layer of design to reveal a purely abstract image. In doing this, the viewer no longer is able to see watermelon but instead an abstract piece of art. Consisting of three concentric ovals the print was originally colored in bright red, white and blue but as trends changed, Marimekko has since re-issued the print in various different color palates ranging from primary to deep, jewel tones. This popular print has been transposed on pillows, dinnerware, kitchen accessories and the new PVC-coated fabric. A fan of creating abstract motifs by unearthing designs to their essence, Melooni exemplifies Isola’s creative dexterity.