Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Marimekko Helsinki-Helsingfors fabric

Images from Nordiska Style

So this is the new fabric from the Marimekko Spring 2012 collection! Well, actually, the pattern is not new as it was designed in 1952 by Per-Olof Nyström, but Marimekko re-released it to celebrate the Finnish capital, as Helsinki is the World Design Capital 2012. Exciting! This fantastic fabric features Helsinki's best-known landmarks, and this pattern was first intended to celebrate the Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics. I absolutely love it, and the Marimekko team did a great job restoring the lost original print film, from a sample and an old photograph. This pattern is also available on mugs, tea towels, trays and bags. Ahh, Marimekko and their always fabulous bags! It's all here, and if you're planning a trip to Helsinki, have a look at the Marimekko map of Helsinki!

    Image from Marimekko