Paris – Shown at Maison et Objet in Paris, the Autumn 2013 home collection by Finnish design company Marimekko features a range of textiles, tableware and fabrics that are all inspired by the weather.
The collection, Sääpäiväkirja, which means Weather Diary, features prints made from bold strokes using watercolour paints in a muted colour palette of blues, greys and splashes of yellow reminiscent of the sun breaking out from the clouds. Designer Aino-Maija Metsola was inspired by her own Finnish experience of the weather, which is often rain and fog.
In the digital era, Marimekko’s collection stands out for its delicate painterly quality. Like many brands, it is returning to a Painterly Primitive design direction, using the human touch to create a playful, softer aesthetic.