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Marimekko Alku Placemat

Marimekko Alku Placemat
Size: 47 x 36cm


DESIGNER:  Maija Louekari

FABRIC:  100% Acrylic Coated Cotton

COLOUR:  Beige, Dark Green

DIMENSIONS:  42 x 32cm

CARE:  Wipe with clean, damp cloth or follow instructions given on tag

Marimekko's prints have the ability to merge modern and retro in a timeless way. Called Alku (Initial), the design by Maija Louekari depicts the seeds from which the flowers of her Eläköön Elämä pattern grew. Here, it's printed on a 100% cotton placemat to bring a pop of print to the table. Acrylic-coated cotton makes minor messes easily wiped clean, but also allows it to be machine washable for more major spills. It feels coarser than untreated cotton, but still feels like fabric and not like vinyl of earlier placemats. Plus, the eco-friendly treatment helps to avoid wrinkling when folded!