There is a beautiful white side table in our office. The table serves absolutely no functional purpose, other than holding a collection of dried flowers that I have collected and a candle stand that a friend of mine has got me as an office-warming gift. Even so, we have never thought about throwing the table away, because it represents this little haven, which makes me feel like there is still a stress-free corner for pure relaxation in the small space.
This is why we understand that even though beautifully designed table settings may not be completely necessary, it definitely adds a quality sense of hygge in the room. For their SS17 Home collection, Marimekko has introduced designers Carina Seth Andersson, Designer of the Year at ELLE Decoration Swedish Design Awards 2017 and Sami Ruotsalainen, Designer of Marimekko’s Oiva tableware range for a special collection together.
Featuring “printed fabrics, kitchen textiles and tableware items that were inspired by the contrast between organic and geometric forms seen in city environments”, the prints Hortensie and Spaljé, which are seen inside of the collection’s cups and on plates, are highlighted in particular. Created by hand by Andersson, these patterns are finalizd by “carefully placing tape on white paper in different ways; then gave Ruotsalainen free hands to place the prints on his designs so that the print complements the form, and vice versa.”