Description

Marimekko’s Lepo cotton sateen fabric features a natural-coloured pattern designed by Fujiwo Ishimoto, reminiscent of the tall grass of his childhood home in which he used to rest when he wanted to take a break from the family's farm work.

The 100% cotton fabric has been printed in Helsinki, Finland, and it is sold by the metre.

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Lepo cotton sateen fabric, dark brown - gold

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Material
100% cotton
Colour
Dark brown, gold
Width
147 cm (+-3%)
Repeat
88 cm
Notes
This fabric is sold by the metre and comes in one continuous length. Add the number of metres required into the Quantity box.
Care instructions
Mild machine wash at 40 °C
Fabric
The thick Lepo-patterned satin fabric has gold details.

Fujiwo Ishimoto

Fujiwo Ishimoto (b. 1941) is a Japanese-born textile and ceramic designer. Fujiwo Ishimoto joined Marimekko on a permanent basis in 1974. He had previously worked for four years in various capacities for the Décembre company, which was involved in the design and production of Marimekko’s canvas bags, among other products. In Tokyo, Fujiwo Ishimoto had seen fabrics designed by Maija Isola in the 1960s, and he was so impressed by them that he decided to travel to Finland to find out what Marimekko and Finnish design was all about. Among the others, he has designed for Marimekko the Ujo towel collection, a classic of Marimekko’s terrycloth line. As a ceramic designer, Fujiwo Ishimoto has created unique ceramics art works in the Arabia Art Department since 1989. That same year he received Arabia Cultural Foundation’s scholarship.

Ishimoto’s works are inspired by the surrounding nature with its phenomenon. The forms of his works are minimalistic and combined with lively exterior structures and generous decorations. Ishimoto has received among other prizes the State Industrial Arts Prize, Kaj Franck Design Prize and Honourable mentions at Finland Designs exhibition in 1983, 1989 and 1993. In 2011 he was awarded with the Pro Finlandia Medal. His ceramics and textile works have been to several private and group exhibitions. Fujiwo Ishimoto has also made stage settings and costumes for operas.

 

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