I recently featured Marimekko in a post about Samu-Jussi Koski’s new collection I keep going back to lust over the incredible inspiration of Finnish print design. With brands covering fashion, interior decoration, and design from every possible field, you are bound to find something you adore, and it will likely keep your interest for longer than you expect!
What got me this time is the kitchen and tabletop accessories by illustrator and textile designer Maija Louekari. Her Kippis design uses a playful painted look pattern of drink glasses on porcelain, a series of mugs, glass plates, bowls, paper napkins, tea towels and fun plywood trays. Those will be sure to liven up your kitchen!
The Oiva tableware collection is the result of a beautiful collaboration of two artists, designer Sami Ruotsalainen and pattern designer Maija Louekari. They come together to bring a bold, high contrast set of tableware that is artistic, young with a captivating combination of elaborate drawings and perfect balance of black and white with a touch of striking color.
I’ve always loved the balance that’s present in Scandinavian design. In the use of colors, shapes and patterns, everything is harmonized, with lots of white space that is contrasted with bright color, always creating a wonderful aesthetic.