Ever since I saw the painterly new Weather Diary collection from Marimekko in Elle Decoration’s July issue, I have not been able to stop thinking about it, imagining all of the tableware, textiles and accessories nestled in my home.
Designed by illustrator Aino-Maija Metsola, the products reflect seasonal weather patterns in Finland, such as the rolling in of heavy rain clouds on the Jussarö (an island in Southern Finland) gentle drizzle on the Harmaja (an island outside Helsinki) and cool winds on the Kuuskajaskari (an island in Southwest Finland).
Since the collection is not out in stores till August, I got in touch the talented Aino-Maija Metsola who has been working for Marimekko since 2006, to learn more about her and the collection.
When did you begin working for Marimekko? How does it feel to see your work everywhere? : )
I love colours. I’m interested in designing things that are bold and subtle at the same time and I’m always very happy if I see that my design evokes something in people, thoughts, feelings or memories. When I work I try to be open-minded and I like to experipent with different techniques.
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.
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