Finnish Custom Made Modern Marimekko Unikko Lamp Shade. Original design by Maija Isola 1964. Has washer top that fits most floor or table lamps. I have several colors of Unikko available.
Diameter: 10" to 16"
Height: 10" to 14"
Maija Isola (1927–2001) designed her first printed textiles in 1949 for Printex Oy, Marimekko's predecessor. She worked as head designer of Marimekko's interior fabrics until 1987. She also had an illustrious career as a visual artist.
The Unikko pattern is Marimekko's most iconic design. The splashy print came about after Armi Ratia announced that Marimekko did not manufacture floral prints. Maija Isola, always the trailblazer and rabble-rouser, designed Unikko as a protest against Ratia's statement. The result was the bold, powerful and unapologetic flowers of Unikko. The print came out in 1964, disproving Ratia's statement and ushering in a new era for Marimekko.
The Melooni fabric is pressed on polystryrene and has brass wire on the top and bottom.