Marimekko’s Pieni Unikko tea cosy features Maija Isola’s iconic floral pattern in unbleached cotton and light blue. The tea warmer is made of padded cotton-linen fabric, and it helps to keep the teapot hot for a longer time.
The pattern’s delicate light blue colour comes from a natural indigo plant, Finnish-grown woad. The plant-based dye will naturally soften when washed, used and exposed to light.
The Unikko pattern came about in 1964 after Armi Ratia, the founder of Marimekko, had announced in public that no floral fabrics are designed at Marimekko. Maija Isola did not accept rules or restrictions and designed in protest a complete collection of bold floral patterns: Unikko, a Finnish word that means poppy. Today, Unikko is one of Marimekko's best-known patterns and recognized around the world.