MAIJA ISOLA's (1927-2001) remarkable career as a TEXTILE DESIGNER began at Printex, Marimekko's predecessor, in 1949 and lasted 38 years. She designed more than 500 fabric patterns, which cover an amazingly diverse range of motifs and design techniques. She drew inspiration from folk art and modern visual art alike, from nature and her trips around the world. Her designs, such as Kivet (stones), Unikko (poppy) and Kaivo (well), continue to be an essential part of Marimekko's collections.
Lucienne Day's career in design spans 60 years and the freshness and originality of her work ensures that it is still relevant to contemporary interiors. Her best known textile design 'Calyx' was launched at the Festival of Britain in 1951