Description

Marimekko’s Kuusikossa fabric is decorated with a black and white forest pattern designed by Maija Louekari in 2012. Kuusikossa (”in a spruce forest”) illustrates an ornamental group of trees dressed up for Christmas. The cotton panama fabric is printed in Helsinki, Finland.

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Kuusikossa cotton panama fabric, dark blue - white

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Material
100% cotton
Colour
Dark blue, white
Fabric
Printed cotton
Width
147 cm (+-3%)
Repeat
88 cm
Notes
This fabric is sold by the meter.
Care instructions
Machine wash at 60 °C

Maija Louekari

Finnish print designer Maija Louekari (b. 1982) is well-known especially for the textile prints designed for Marimekko. Louekari has studied at the University of Art and Design Helsinki, and in 2003 she won a design competition organized jointly by her university and Marimekko. She has worked as a freelance designer for Marimekko ever since.

Louekari finds inspiration for her patterns from everyday life and the small things, people and sounds that surround her. Also different environments from urban metropolises to Finnish forests contribute to her work. Most of Louekari’s large, uniform patterns have been hand-drawn, and she also likes to experiment with different techniques such as paper cutting. Among her most important works are the Siirtolapuutarha and Räsymatto patterns, originally designed for Marimekko's Oiva tableware range in 2009.

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