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marimekko designer maija louekari

Maija Louekari is a native Finn based in Helsinki and currently working as a freelance illustrator and designer.  Maija graduated with a Masters in design and a Bachelors in Interior Decoration from the prestigious University of Art and Design in Helsinki.  She made her first splash in the design world by winning a design competition co-organized by Marimekko and the University. Her design “Hetkia” (Moments) was inspired by everyday life moments in Esplanadi Park in Helsinki.  This award-winning pattern can be found in Marimekko’s home collection!

Her full time work for Marimekko has produced many popular patterns including “Siirtolapuutarha” (city garden) and “Räsymatto” (rag rug).  Maija’s unique works merge sketch-like lines with bold, colorful shapes and bring together urban and natural life. May of her prints are larger-scale, and can be used as beautiful statement pieces such as curtains or wall art. Her designs can be found on everything from dinnerware, to shower curtains, phone covers and more.

Maija Louekari has collaborated with the following brands: Marimekko >

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