design

Kaj Franck Award

Established in 1992, the Kaj Franck Design Prize is awarded to designers working in the spirit of the late Kaj Franck. The purpose of the…


Unikko Pattern

The Unikko pattern is Marimekko’s most iconic design. The splashy print came about after Armi Ratia announced that Marimekko did not manufacture floral prints. Maija…


Mika Piirainen

A graduate of the Lahti Institute of Design, Mika Piirainen has designed for Marimekko since 1994. Over the years, his versatile collections have included clothing…


Maija Isola

Maija Isola (1927–2001) was the first full-time designer hired by Printex, the company that eventually spawned Marimekko. Her most famous print, Unikko, has become the…


Kristina Isola

Following in her mother’s footsteps, Kristina Isola is an accomplished textile designer in her own right. She made her first sketches for fabrics at the…


Klaus Haapaniemi

Klaus Haapaniemi is well known for his illustrations, advertising art and clothing fabric prints. He has created a number of fanciful prints for the likes…


Tapio Wirkkala

Tapio Wirkkala is an outstanding iittala designer whose art glass and glassware sets virtually created the look and content of iittala design. Wirkkala’s oeuvre is…


Harri Koskinen

Young designer Harri Koskinen has risen rapidly in his international career as a designer. He has designed for the likes of Marimekko and iittala, employing…



Arabia

Established in 1873, Arabia is a trailblazer in modern Finnish design. Its product selection consists of popular ranges of dishes and design gift products. The…