The Marimekko Artist Collection is designed to allow the standard Finnish design model to ask rising and celebrated artists to interpret their catalog of products in their very own distinctive approach. Previous collaborators have included artists Virginie Hucher and Landon Metz. Marimekko’s newest artist collaboration introduced in time for Milan Design Week 2023 is with Sabine Finkenauera Barcelona-based German artist recognized for her textural abstractions of landscapes composed of rhythmic colours and geometric linework – an ideal mixture for Marimekko’s personal textile prints and homewares.
The 16-piece capsule assortment has been described as a celebration of the “pursuit of timelessness and the expression of artwork in on a regular basis objects”, with Finkenauer creating seven unique artworks to brighten the capsule assortment that includes each ceramics and residential textiles. There’s somewhat little bit of Klee and Calder all through the gathering; whether or not printed on textiles or ceramics, Finkenauer’s work blends properly so as to add dimensionality to each laborious and delicate surfaces.
“My inventive methodology will be outlined as a sport the place I make the foundations by enjoying,” explains Finkenauer. “And above all, a pursuit of simplicity, by which I imagine lies the best magnificence.” The artist’s vocabulary of straightforward and daring varieties is within the service of each decoration and geometry, which in fact makes Finkenauer’s work simply adaptable for objects meant for home use.
“[It’s] one thing very pure and opportune, for the reason that dialogue with the crafts and the theme of the decoration are a part of my inventive curiosity, “
says Finkenauer. “For me it has been a unprecedented expertise to work with Marimekko and to know that my drawings will shine in lots of houses and accompany their inhabitant of their every day lives fills me with satisfaction and pleasure.”
Marimekko teamed up with Durat, a Finnish firm that manufactures three-dimensional surfaces from recycled plastic for the week-long conceptual and summary set up throughout Milan Design Week. new collection of glassware designed by Matti Klenell [shown below] by means of April 23.
For these in search of a better and extra accessible Marimekko collaboration, there’s at all times the IKEA x Marimekko BASTUA assortment (we grabbed a sofa ourselves).
The Marimekko exhibition is open to the general public by means of April 23, 2023 at Galleria II Million within the Brera Design District.