Fall 2020: Marimekko Fabrics

Marimekko recently released a slew of new signature Marimekko fabrics and they are also currently on sale. Yahoo!

Here are some of my favorite Marimekko fabrics from their latest release. Some links within this post are affiliate links, which means I’ll receive a commission if a purchase is made on their site. Thanks for your support and I hope that you enjoy this product spotlight!

Louhi Heavyweight Cotton Fabric

Stunning, right? This jaw-droppingly beautiful pattern was designed by Aino-Maija Metsola. Aino-Maija graduated from the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 2008 and is currently an independent visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. This is how she describes this design: “The intriguing design, painted with watercolors, captures frosted plants and the last small flowers already caught by the cold.”

I think this pattern would look beautiful with Kokadera, which was also designed by Aino-Maija Metsola or Räsymatto, which has a classic Marimekko look. Shop for Louhi here.

Kuusikossa Cotton Panama Fabric

This beautiful Christmas tree pattern is printed in Helsinki on cotton panama fabric. I love all the details that were added to the trees and the variety of shapes and sizes used within the pattern layout. Here is how they describe this fabulous fabric: “The Kuusikosssa (in a spruce forest) pattern takes you to a magical forest where every tree is unique and special.” I think it would pair beautifully with Kivet, which is featured next.

Kivet Cotton Linen Fabric

Marimekko’s Kivet fabric is one of their classic designs and I love the idea of pairing this colorway with one of their holiday fabrics. Here’s what they say about this fabric: “Maija Isola created the Kivet fabric in 1956 by cutting out rounds of coloured paper with scissors. The print´s shapes likely originate from the large, rough-edged stones cleared from the site of the artist´s studio home.” Intriguing, right?

Hyhmä Heavyweight Cotton Fabric

Hyhmä, which means frost, is one of the new designs that Marimekko introduced this season. It was designed by Aino-Maija Metsola and is part of a winter floral series that she created. This fabric is described as: “The delicate watercolor design portrays frozen flowers and plants adrift in wintery winds.” I love this design because it is a sophisticated take on a more traditional holiday floral pattern. It is also available on a beautiful blue background.

Käpykukka Cotton-Linen Fabric

And last but not least, I love this beautiful floral pattern with was designed by Carina Seth Andersson. Carina Seth Andersson is a Swedish designer known for her glass and ceramic work. She began designing vases for Marimekko in 2016, and then went on to design a series of textiles for the brand.

Here is what they have to say about this pattern: “The bold Käpykukka (pinecone flower) print combines nature inspired simplicity with carefully thought-out details – both signature features of Carina Seth Andersson’s pattern design.” I love the richness of the colors and the depth of each flower. The simple layout highlights the craftsmanship of the flower and celebrates the season.

If you end up making something out of these gorgeous fabrics, please let me know. I would love to hear about your project in the comments below or on Instagram with #patternobserver.

  1. Thanks Michelle
    When I was a teen in the early 70s, I would go to Cape Cod Mall in the summer and was always attracted to the Marimekko store. Always loved their bold patterns and color. Later the shop in NYC. So great, and hard to even choose a favorite! Nice to see their current work.

  2. These new patterns are beautiful! I love Marimekko’s bold, playful prints and their modern, nature-inspired aesthetic. Their organic geos like Kivet and Räsymatto, as well as their Siirtolapuutarha collection, and the soft, abstract watercolors of Sääpäiväkirja are among my favorites. Designing for them would be a dream come true. Thanks so much for spotlighting them, Michelle!

  3. These are all so beautiful. One is immediately transported into the wild and far North!
    I especially love the collage effect of the Käpykukka pattern. Thanks Michelle.

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