Two Finnish favorites come together on this collaborative piece of functional art: the 1964 Marimekko Unikko pattern and the 1933 Artek Aalto Stool 60. This special edition stool was created to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Finland's independence with two timeless designs. Alvar Aalto's stackable stool stands on three "L-legs," a shape achieved through his unique method of bending Finnish birch wood. The manufacturing process for one stool requires 45 different stages, 25 of which are for the bent L-leg. The seat is padded for a comfortable yet firm feel, and features Marimekko upholstery fabric adorned with Maija Isola's Unikko (Poppy) flowers. Made in Finland from a durable wool blend, a jacquard knit allows the ivory and black threads to give the illusion of various shades of grey. It's a beautiful way to commemorate the country's rich history of design and makes a meaningful gift for fans of Finland, Finnish design, Marimekko and Artek.
The bold prints of Marimekko are the first to come to mind for many when thinking about Finnish design. The brand’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 home décor in seam... More Marimekko