At the age of twelve, we moved to the US from Belgium and one of the things our mother promised (besides a new wardrobe to replace the uniforms we wore at the Catholic school we attended for 6 years!) was a bedroom we could decorate ourselves so what did we choose as the predominant pattern? Marimekko’s iconic bright and colorful poppy print, Unikko, of course! Guess we’ve always been flower girls at heart…
Needless to say, we’re thrilled that Unikko, created by designer Maija Isola, is turning 50 this year. As the story goes, the founder of Marimekko, Armi Ratia, vowed she would never print a flower pattern until she saw Unikko and fell in love with it’s 60’s flower power spirit.
For five decades, Unikko has appeared on clothing, linens, housewares and even decorated a Finnair plane and to celebrate the anniversary, Marimekko has created a new collection dressed in this “field of abstract poppies.”
If you love this poppy pattern as much as we do, pop on over to the anniversary site for more!
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