Kaukokaipuu is the feeling of homesickness for a place you've never been to. An unshakable longing for a place faraway or even imaginary is a strange but relatable phenomenon for many, but it's a feeling that only the Finns have a word for. Filled with exotic flowers in a lush field of green, the Kaukokaipuu pattern by Maija Louekari looks like it could be that place we all dream of. Here, the printed fabric is pressed onto a plywood tray and laminated for a variety of used. Sturdy yet lightweight, it can be used for small bites and drinks or serve as a vanity or coffee table catch-all.
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
The award-winning Finnish designer Maija Louekari (born 1982) received her Master's in design and B.A. in interior decoration from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. She made her big break after winning a design competition organized by the University of Art and Design Helsinki ... More Maija Louekari