Marimekko pop up shop at Heals

Marimekko sofa and cushionsI have to admit that I'm often a bit nervous about using print in the home (and even more nervous about wearing it). I'm much more comfortable adding interest to a room or an outfit with contrasting textures or colours. The exception for me is usually a boldly patterned piece of tableware or a striking cushion. I love the way strong graphics and florals like these from Marimekko instantly enliven modern minimal spaces.

Marimekko plate cushion teapotAs part of the London Design Festival Heal's are celebrating 60 years of Marimekko with a pop-up shop at their flagship Tottenham Court Road store. The event is part of a wider celebration of Scandinavian design they are running during Autumn Winter 2011.

I'll be posting highlights from the London Design Festival all next week.

Plate / CushionTeapot by Marimekko.