Sabine Finkenauer x Marimekko Collaborate on Graphic Assortment


The Marimekko Artist Collection was conceived to permit the heritage Finnish design model to ask rising and celebrated artists to interpret their catalog of products in their very own distinctive vogue. Earlier collaborators embody artists Virginie Hucher and Landon Metz. Marimekko’s newest artist collaboration introduced in time for Milan Design Week 2023 is with Sabine Finkenauer, a Barcelona-based German artist recognized for her textural abstractions of landscapes composed of rhythmic colours and geometric line work – an ideal pairing for Marimekko’s personal textile prints and residential items.

The 16-piece capsule assortment is described as a celebration of the “pursuit for timelessness and the expression of artwork within the on a regular basis objects,” with Finkenauer creating seven unique items of artwork to brighten the capsule assortment throughout each ceramics and residential textile merchandise. There’s slightly little bit of Klee and Calder in spirit throughout the gathering; whether or not printed throughout textiles or ceramics, Finkenauer’s work melds nicely so as to add dimensionality onto exhausting and plush surfaces alike.

Gray round glossy table with two ceramic mugs and two small trays with red stool underneath,

Large Marimekko x Finkenauer Artist Series textile draped over blue wall with blue metal chair and window nearby

“My inventive technique could be outlined as a recreation whose guidelines I set up by enjoying,” explains Finkenauer. “And, above all, an aspiration for simplicity through which I imagine the best magnificence resides.” The artist’s vocabulary of easy and daring shapes are in service of each decoration and geometry, which after all makes Finkenauer’s work simply adaptable for objects meant for home use.

“[It’s] one thing very pure and opportune because the dialogue with the crafts and the theming of the decoration are a part of my inventive curiosity,”
says Finkenauer. “For me it has been a rare expertise working with Marimekko and realizing that my drawings will shine in lots of properties accompanying their resident of their every day lives fills me with pleasure and pleasure.”

Green table top with ceramic plates, tray, and bowl with rich blue cast iron pot set on Marimekko fabric.

Detail sketch of the Marimekko x Finkenauer pattern designs on green surface table.

Marimekko partnered with Durat, a Finnish firm manufacturing three-dimensional surfaces out of recycled plastic for the week-long conceptual and summary set up at Milan Design Week, one displaying Sabine Finkenauer’s total artistic course of from paintings sketches to ultimate merchandise, alongside the premiere of Marimekko’s new glassware sequence designed by Matti Klenell [shown below] by means of April twenty third.

Marimekko x Finkenauer Collection bowl and tray set next to Matti Klenell glassware collection on rounded peach-tan table with blue wall background.

Marimekko x Finkenauer Collection tray with dark green glass piece set across peach-tan surface.

For these in search of a extra simply and accessible Marimekko collaboration, there’s all the time the IKEA x Marimekko BASTUA assortment (we nabbed a bench ourselves).

The Marimekko exhibition is open to the general public by means of April 23, 2023 at Galleria II Milione within the Brera Design District.

Gregory Han is the Managing Editor of Design Milk. A Los Angeles native with a profound love and curiosity for design, mountaineering, tide swimming pools, and highway journeys, a choice of his adventures and musings could be discovered at

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