Marimekko ‘Eve’ textile length

Made by Marimekko, 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

2003/88/2
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

1360 mm
970 mm

Production

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

Hand printed for Marimekko, Helsinki, Finland
Marimekko 1972

History

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.
Hall Best, Marion

Source

Gift of Jessie Bowie-Wilson, 2003

Cite this Object

Marimekko 'Eve' textile length 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 April 2017, <https://ma.as/12261>
{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/12261 |title=Marimekko 'Eve' textile length |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=24 April 2017 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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