The Marimekko Pieni Rusakko pot holder is adorned with a bold print designed by Aino-Maija Metsola. The padded pot holder is made of cotton panama, and half of the cotton used to make the product is recycled.

Designed in 2021, the ornamental, somewhat abstract Rusakko print nods to folklore, only revealing its motif upon further inspection: the print depicts a big hare crouching amongst the shrubs, ready to leap at any moment – the name Rusakko translates to "brown hare". Aino Maija Metsola drew the original design on paper with a bottle pen marker and a paintbrush, after which she digitally coloured it with vibrant, strong hues.

Pieni Rusakko pot holder, dark blue - red - brown




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100%. cotton (50% recycled)
Dark blue, brown, red, pink, olive green

Aino-Maija Metsola

Aino-Maija Metsola (born 1983) is an Helsinki-based illustrator and designer. For Marimekko she has designed prints for fabrics, duvet covers, clothes, tableware, etc. One of her most popular designs for Marimekko is Sääpäiväkirja, "Weather Diary".