Maija Isola 1927-2001

Maija Isola designed her first fabric prints in 1949 for Printex Oy. She worked until 1997 as chief designer at Marimekko. She also had a brilliant career as a visual artist. Maija Isola was a very versatile artist, active in many directions. She interpreted the events of her time from her own perspective and saw future trends. Her work includes more than 500 prints - a brilliant selection of patterns from different themes and techniques. She let herself be inspired by traditional folk art, modern art, nature and her numerous excursions all over the world. In 1970 Maija Isola wrote to her daughter from Paris: "Bon soir my child, I have a wonderful time these days, I have started to work, once again, once again I feel as if I do not have the time, to do a fraction of the things I want to do. "Her most famous design is the fabric print Unikko, which today is not only available in many colors, today you will also find the decor as crockery, bath towels, tea towels, napkins, bags and much more. Kristina Isola followed her mother as a textile designer. At the age of 16, she made her first drafts as an assistant to her mother. Between 1978 and 1987, mother and daughter worked together. Today, For a long time Kristina designed her own patterns for Marimekko and keeps finding new color designs for her mother's classics, as well as putting together the finished articles from the prints for Marimekko.

Maija Isola designed her first fabric prints in 1949 for Printex Oy. She worked until 1997 as chief designer at Marimekko. She also had a brilliant career as a visual artist. Maija Isola was a... read more »
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Maija Isola 1927-2001

Maija Isola designed her first fabric prints in 1949 for Printex Oy. She worked until 1997 as chief designer at Marimekko. She also had a brilliant career as a visual artist. Maija Isola was a very versatile artist, active in many directions. She interpreted the events of her time from her own perspective and saw future trends. Her work includes more than 500 prints - a brilliant selection of patterns from different themes and techniques. She let herself be inspired by traditional folk art, modern art, nature and her numerous excursions all over the world. In 1970 Maija Isola wrote to her daughter from Paris: "Bon soir my child, I have a wonderful time these days, I have started to work, once again, once again I feel as if I do not have the time, to do a fraction of the things I want to do. "Her most famous design is the fabric print Unikko, which today is not only available in many colors, today you will also find the decor as crockery, bath towels, tea towels, napkins, bags and much more. Kristina Isola followed her mother as a textile designer. At the age of 16, she made her first drafts as an assistant to her mother. Between 1978 and 1987, mother and daughter worked together. Today, For a long time Kristina designed her own patterns for Marimekko and keeps finding new color designs for her mother's classics, as well as putting together the finished articles from the prints for Marimekko.

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6411253280141 Marimekko Unikko Oiva bowl 0.25 l
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