Stockholm 2017 – Graphic hydrangeas, geometric patterns and smooth shapes. Carina Seth Andersson and Sami Ruotsalainen created a set of tableware, prints and glass vases for the new home collection of Finnish design brand Marimekko.
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“The range was born after Marimekko’s design team asked Seth Andersson, known for her minimalistic handwriting, to create organic forms for Spring/Summer 2017 collection.” Say at Marimekko.
Carina Seth Andersson interpreted the company design language in the form of three prints: Basket, Hortensie and Spaljé. Each design reflects the contrast between organic and geometric forms seen in city environments.
The designer created the prints by hand, using tape to create the graphical yet soft prints. The collection includes printed fabrics, kitchen textiles and tableware items.
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Seth Andersson gave Finnish designer Sami Ruotsalainen free hands to use the prints on his tableware collection that includes two-toned cups, bowls and plates. All pieces are unique as they are partially dipped in coloured glaze.
The novelties also include the Flower, Ming and Urna vases designed by Seth Andersson in new seasonal colours. The design set comes in green glass and opaque hues.
Carina Seth Andersson is a Swedish designer known for her distinctive yet purposeful glass and ceramic work. “My design process is about scaling-back, finding the balance between simplicity and meaningful form to result in pieces that have a timeless quality”.
Sami Ruotsalainen is a Helsinki-based ceramics and glassware designer with an MA from the University of Art and Design Helsinki. “My design approach combines millimetre-exact precision with a delicate understanding of materials and form”.
All photos: courtesy of Marimekko.