Marimekko bedding: maximalist Nordic bed linen for even the most minimalist among us.
It’s time for some Finnish bedding of course, the very best being from Marimekko. Established in 1951, Marimekko began life with a single dress. Its abstract silhouettes and bright colors were a rebellion against the restrictive expectations of women at the time; to this day, Marimekko arms bold women with even bolder prints.
The brand has since expanded from womenswear into a lifestyle brand, combining fashion with home decor and producing some of the best bedding and home textiles around.
Whether it’s for one duvet or two, here’s the best Marimekko bedding to buy to complete a Scandi-chic bedroom or just brighten your space:
Marimekko’s famous poppy pattern Unikko was created in 1964, at a time when the design house’s collections featured mostly abstract prints. Now, the poppy is one of the most iconic prints, reworked in various colorways. The Unikko comes in a fudgy beige, a sky blue with plum, and a vibrant pink and red – which is a great fit for children’s bedrooms.
Primavera (spring) is one of the many bold floral designs by Maija Isola. It emanates joie de vivre, energy and warmth. Marimekko print designer, Maija Isola, painted the pattern when she was living in Oran, Algeria, so there’s a tinge of homesickness to it; a yearning to be in Finland, to feel the summer-morning dew on the grass, by a bed of pot marigolds.
The Pieni Letto design is inspired by Finnish nature, featuring bog rosemary, marsh tea, water callas, cloudberry leaves, flowers, grass, and moss. Why count sheep when you can count the flora varietals of a Finnish bog?
The Tiiliskivi is one of Marimekko founder Armi Ratia’s classic prints. The simple grid pattern is slightly calmer than the bold floral motifs so synonymous with the brand, but no less charming. A great option for those looking to bring some calm into the bedroom.
The Connect Four of bedding where you’re always the winner. This dotted cover comes in a modernist black and white or earthy chestnut tones. Made from cotton with a thread count of 200.
Marimekko’s iconic poppy pattern but in luxurious cotton satin. Pair with silk pajamas and slip-and-slide your way to sweet dreams.
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