Marimekko's bold Unikko poppy print is instantly recognisable and this year the iconic pattern celebrates its 50th anniversary. It seems the prints popularity hasn't waned over the years as it has transcended fashion, reinvented itself in numerous colourways and graced all sorts of homewares from tea cups and towels, to cushions and lampshades. Interestingly the Unikko print designed in 1964 by Maija Isola, was inspired by a statement by Marimekko’s founder Armi Ratia that the company did not manufacture floral prints. In protest, Maija designed an entire collection of floral patterns. Seems like it was a good they made an exception and ran with it!
Beautiful 50th Anniversary Inspired Pieces -