Aino-Maija Metsola


Born in 1983, Aino-Maija Metsola graduated with a degree in graphic design at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. Shortly afterwards, she began to do freelance work, caught the eye of Marimekko during a design contest and eventually became an in-house designer for the textile giant. The versatile designer uses a variety of mediums to achieve her unique looks that are both strong and delicate, but has a special spot in her heart for watercolors; in fact, she uses the same watercolor case she has since she was 14 years old.

 

Though she lives in the bustling city of Helsinki, Metsola finds her muse in the many forests of Finland's countryside. Her nature-inspired designs have showcased fruits and vegetables, animals, flowers and most recently, weather, as part of Marimekko's new Sääpäiväkirja (Weather Diary) series. The line features her artwork on the clean-lined shapes of Sami Ruotsalainen's Oiva dinnerware, where Metsola's abstract lines and watercolor gradients reach their full potential.

 

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Iittala

Iittala offers glassware that is as attractive as it is functional. Its brand encompasses a range of glassware, cookware and art pieces that continue to push boundaries in the name of ingenuity.

 

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Marimekko

Marimekko is a leading Finnish textile and clothing design company. The company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality clothing, interior decor textiles, bags and other accessories.

 

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Kalevala Koru

Kalevala Koru is the largest jewelry manufacturer in Finland, and has distinguished itself with its high quality gold, silver and bronze jewelry. Kalevala creates pieces that are inspired by Finnish folklore.

 

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