October 17, 2012

Marimekko: In Patterns

Can't wait to show you this one. It's from Frankfurt as well. My friend S directed me to the Marimekko store. And there - I knew it before -  I just couldn't resist: It's so beautiful. 244 pages full of colour and patterns! Just to name a few of the Marimekko designers, you'll find inside: Maija Louekari, Aino-Maija Metsola, Kristina Isola (Do you see the pattern with the green and black trees below? It's by her and called "Forest Folk"), Annika Rimala, Jenni Tuominen.

This is what Marimekko writes about:
"In Patterns: Marimekko, published by WSOY, explores the colourful history and present of the design house in a new way, showcasing Marimekko’s design gems and their creators from the early trendsetters to the masters of today. The book’s rich imagery illustrates the decades of Marimekko’s patterns and how a sketch turns into a printed fabric. Additionally, the book takes a closer look at the ideas of the designers through introductions of Marimekko’s “mothers” and interviews with the younger generation. The editors of the book are Maria Härkäpää, Sami Sykkö, Annukka Arjavirta and Minna Kemell-Kutvonen."

You can pick up a copy (in English or Finnish) at Marimekko stores and selected distributors for Marimekko and WSOY. It isn't available neither via the Marimekko or WSOY website nor via amazon (at the moment). Here you'll find your nearest Marimekko store. And over there you can browse their current magazine for some autumn news.

(In Patterns: Marimekko, WSOY 2012, €39.00)

Pssst: I think about carefully cutting out some pages to frame them - it's a real conflict, can't "destroy" this wonderful book, do I have to buy a second one?!!