Marimekko Unikko Red Bowl

I don’t know why but people seem to like poppies very much. Maybe this happens because they are so beautiful and fragile or maybe people associate them with heroes, but whatever the explanation poppies are very popular. So Maija Isola, the designer who came up with Unikko (“poppy”) design in 1964 was very inspired to choose it as a stylized pattern for her creations. So this Marimekko print became one of the most popular of the manufacturer up to these days. This Marimekko Unikko Red Bowl is just a glimpse of it.

The designer uses vivid colours on vitreous porcelain and the result is pretty nice. The item is presently made in Thailand, but it sells all over the world for the price of $49.The porcelain is quite resistant to both high and low temperatures, so it is perfectly safe to use this bowl in the freezer, dishwasher, over or even microwave oven. Nothing will happen to it. I find it very interesting that the pattern that uses stylized poppies is available in all colours, not only in this traditional red for poppies. So if you are a bit non-conformist you can purchase this bowl in pop-art patterns with yellow or blue poppies.

Published by in Design And Concept, on December 28th, 2011


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