Timeless Finnish design by Marimekko
My Marimekko umbrella lives hanging by my back door on open display. Yes, that’s a convenient place to keep it but that’s not truly why I keep it there.
It’s so lovely that I don’t want it stashed away in a cupboard – I want to see it.
The Marimekko team have been well-known and influential designers since the nineteen sixties. Beginning with textiles, the company soon branched out into wonderful housewares.
There was a time when you had to actually visit Finland (or very select stores elsewhere) if you wanted to purchase any of their wonderful goods.
Thankfully, that’s no longer the case, thanks to the internet.
One of their most popular products these days in the ‘Fatboy’ that you see pictured here.
This works rather like the 1960s favourite, the bean bag, it molds itself wonderfully into shape and to support your body.
It’s available in different sizes – even ones for small people. These are wonderful in the home as lounge seating. And SO very stylish.