Winter Textiles


Marimekko’s clever crew of textile designers have come up with yet another collection of covetable fabrics for Christmas.

Red runs through Marimekko’s Christmas collection, but white and blue hues add frosty touches here and there. The function of the patterns in the collection is to depict various kinds of Christmases, to convey impressions of changing moments, surprising and unexpected, familiar and unforgettable.

I love Saana Paananen’s majestic Koreana [dressed to the nines] tablecloth above, creating a busy table laden with Christmas treats her humorous design providing a release from Christmas stress – the table is already laid!


I’ve also fallen hard for Fujiwo Ishimoto’s painterly and lively Koski [Rapids] fabric depicting an alternative wintry memory of Christmas.


Also Sanna Annuka’s attractive Taikamylly circles prints with graphic utensils drawn into the design.

A few old friends also feature in new wintry colourways, Erja Hirvi’s Lumimarja is given a snowy lift and Katsuju Wakisaka’s Kumiseva village is cast in an icy blanket.


Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

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