Marimekko Spring 2012

In some circles, being named the World Design Capital is as cool and exciting as getting the Olympics in your city. Helsinki has been named World Design Capital for 2012, so naturally it’s going to be a big year for Marimekko, who is responsible for so much of the Finnish design aesthetic. To celebrate, they’re re-releasing Per Olof Nyström’s 1952 print Helsinki – Helsingfors in two colorways. Coordinating fabric for spring are Metropoli and Puistotie (Park Lane), inspired by Helsinki’s Art Nouveau buildings and courtyard pavings. These designs grace a whole host of products in addition to fabric.

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