The Marimekko Maisema Fabric was designed by Fujiwo Ishimoto in 1982. Ishimoto was praised for his ability to harness a wide spectrum of drawing tools and materials; Ishimoto’s use of crayon to create this multi-layered and blended print gives the Maisema fabric originality. This multi-faceted print spurned an entire patchwork collection named Maisema or “landscape” in Finnish. Created to mimic Finland’s dramatic change in seasons, the subtle colors and patterns result in a versatile fabric pattern that can be used in countless ways.
(see secondary image for an approximation of one repeat.)
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
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