Monday, 16 February 2009

Sanna Annukka for Marimekko

I'm so excited to see that illustrator Sanna Annukka has created fabric designs for Finnish design legend, Marimekko. Her inspiration for this range comes from the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala.

The Kanteleen kutsu design shows forest animals listening to folklore hero Väinämöinen playing a string instrument, made from the jawbone of a giant pike.

This print ranges over other highly covetable household items, like this tray,mugs and tea towels too.

The Taikamylly fabric (below) shows the Sampo, a wealth grinding magic mill, doing its work. I love the closeup version on a porcelain plate too.

Lastly, the Ihmemaa art print shows the landscape of Kaleva, the Land of Heroes, and Lake Alue, in whose depths a whitefish has swallowed fire fallen from the heavens.

See more of this collection, and other designers' work at the Marimekko website.


Kelly@Color Sizzle said...

These fabrics are soooo pretty! I love the color combinations.

Dee Beale said...

Wow! love it all.

beatnik said...

These instantly transport me to a log cabin in the Canadian woods, with thick and creamy hot chocolate in those mugs, covered by furry throws, by a crackling log fire. Beary cool!

Paris said...

I like colorful accents. Great fabric patterns.I'm seeing a lot of organge these days. Must be in.