Marimekko ‘Eve’ textile length

Made by Marimekko in Finland, Europe, 1972.

Textile length, ‘Eve’, screen-printed cotton, designed by Katsuji Wakisaka (b 1944) for Marimekko, Helsinki, Finland, 1972.
This colourful semi-abstract expressionist design hand screen-printed on cotton in strong colours is characteristic of the bold Marimekko furnishing fabric designs Marion Hall Best sold through her Queen Street, Woollahra shop from the late 1950s.

The Finnish textile company Marimekko (established Helsinki, 1949) has been one of the most conspicuous design success stories ...

Summary

Object No.

2003/88/2

Physical Description

A bold, colourful semi-abstract expressionist design of red, pink, yellow and blue screen-printed on cotton furnishing fabric with white selvages down either side.

Dimensions

Height

970 mm

Width

1360 mm

Production

Notes

Designed by Katsuji Wakisaka (b 1944) for Marimekko, Finland

Hand printed for Marimekko, Helsinki, Finland

Made

Marimekko 1972

History

Notes

Purchased from Marion Hall Best's interior decorating shop in Queen Street, Woollahra by Isobel Craig. Furnishing fabric used by the Bowie-Wilson (donors) family.

Owned

Hall Best, Marion

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Jessie Bowie-Wilson, 2003

Acquisition Date

27 May, 2003

Cite this Object

Harvard

Marimekko 'Eve' textile length 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 January 2018, <https://ma.as/12261>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/12261 |title=Marimekko 'Eve' textile length |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=24 January 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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