15 new Marimekko flower power prints – including reissued fabric designs from the 60s and 70s


Is Marimekko hot? Yes, so much so that they just recently tripled their fabric production capacity in Finland. Yay for Marimekko — more popular today than ever (like all we mid mod mad folk).  Marimekko also has introduced 15 new fabrics for Spring 2011, including a number of re-issues from original designs from the 1960s and 1970s. You know I like original-vintage the best.  Onward to see some of my favorites ->

marimekko fabric from 1975 reissued

Wow, I had this major flashback in the millisecond when I first saw this fabric: Marimekko’s Green-Green fabric, created in 1975 by Japanese designer Katsuji Wakisaka. This design looked immediately familiar to me — I grew up in the 1970s, and it must have been everywhere. Indeed, Marimekko says that Wakisaka’s “refreshing take on color, basic illustrative technique and inspiring imagery produced popular patterns which helped revitalize the Marimekko brand during the 1970’s.”

marimekko pidot 1960

Above: Pidot, from the 1960s.

wakisakas green green in black orange

You gotta love “Green Green” in “Black Orange” 🙂

marimekko kaivo in brown

Marimekko’s Kaivo, originally issued in 1964, is available in three colorways, including this one in brown (above), as well as others in red-black-white and black-and-white

marimekko sola fabric from 1977

Marimekko Sola originally was issued in 1977…

unikko in new colorway for 2011

Unikko gets a new colorway — I like it!

yhdessa fabric from marimekko

And this fabric, Ydessa, is a special compilation of several famous design — a modern patchwork created as part of Marimekko’s celebration of their 60th anniversary this year.

Where to buy everything Marimekko: Click on over to Always Mod.

  1. Tracy says:

    Memories!!!….Growing up in the 70s we had a variation of the lime green flower pattern wallpaper in part of our kitchen!

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