Marimekko Unveils an Artful Collection of Tableware and Textiles

Sabine Finkenauer, a German artist based in Barcelona, Spain, initially specialized in sculpture. But her more recent oil pastels on paper have crystallized a hand-drawn vocabulary of everyday shapes inspired by ornament and geometry. Now, Finnish design house Marimekko releases a 16-piece collection of ceramic table­ware and textiles featuring original work Finkenauer created solely for the Artist Series. Among the patterns are checkered Atalaya, Sambara, and Almena, all inspired by carved wooden chess pieces the designer came across at Madrid’s El Rastro flea market, and Tomina, which repeats an angular hourglass shape that crops up time and again across the her oeuvre.

a mug with colorful patterns of hour-glass shaped rectangles
a long light pink table dotted with ceramic mugs and plates
Sabine Finkenauer Artist Series.
a pillow with a green rectangle at center and diamond color blocks in each corner

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