Fujiwo Ishimoto's 1983 Ostjakki (Khanty) pattern is part of a collection called Iso karhu (Ursa Major), which was inspired by a book depicting the life of the Finno-Ugrian peoples. The colorful checked print is an ode to traditional ikat dyeing techniques, where colors bleed into one another. Printed on a soft and cozy cotton-wool blend, this blanket features the same pattern on the reverse side and multi-colored fringed ends. The orange, burgundy, and gold colors evoke feelings of fall leaves and all things autumn.
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 h... More Marimekko
Attracted to Marimekko from the very beginning, Japanese-born Fujiwo Ishimoto found harmony between Japanese and Finnish design. Modern and minimalistic, his simple, clean and pure prints were eventually met great success at Marimekko.
Ishimoto began his long career with Marimekko in 1974... More Fujiwo Ishimoto