Marimekko’s small Unikko plates feature Maija Isola’s iconic floral pattern in hues of coal and silver. These plates are ideal for serving small snacks or as tea bag coasters. Sold in a set of two, the small ceramic plates are part of Sami Ruotsalainen’s clean-lined Oiva tableware collection that suits both casual and festive settings.
The instantly recognizable Unikko pattern came about in 1964 after Armi Ratia, the founder of Marimekko, had announced in public that no floral fabrics would be made at Marimekko. However, textile designer Maija Isola was not one for rules or restrictions – in protest, she designed a complete collection of bold floral patterns. One of them was named Unikko, Finnish for ”poppy”, and it quickly became a favourite of Ratia, as well. Today, Unikko is one of Marimekko’s best-known patterns, and it adorns a variety of objects from fabrics and bed linen to Sami Ruotsalainen’s clean-lined Oiva tableware collection.