We’ve just been talking about how much Asda’s funky flower range is inspired by the Marimekko Unikko range – so it seems like a good time to feature that classic design on these pages.
By far the most well-known and most popular design in the Marimekko range, Unikko first hit stores in 1964. And it came about by rebellion, after the company announced it would never release any floral designs. Designer Maija Isola refused to accept the rule and in protest, designed a complete collection of bold floral patterns.
There’s a huge number of Unikko items available today – and in a wide range of colours (blue is pictured, but there’s so many to choose from, there’s surely one that will catch your eye) – even a range for children under the Mini-Unikko label. Prices of course vary from piece to piece – but all are timeless and a very solid investment.