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.
“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.”
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.
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.