Flower Power: Marimekko’s ‘Unikko’ Print Turns 50

Here are some psychedelic home accessories inspired by the iconic pattern.

Unikko 50th-Anniversary Collection


Back in the 1950s and 1960s, from its enormous windows facing Brattle Street, the revolutionary home-goods shop Design Research was among the first American purveyors to debut Marimekko’s bright, modern prints. The grooviest of all such patterns was an oversize flower motif from 1964 known as “Unikko,” now considered the Finnish company’s most recognizable design. To celebrate the iconic poppy’s 50th anniversary (and its Cambridge link), we plucked products that pack a similar psychedelic, garden-grown punch.


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Zeno Nugari “Escapade” outdoor sofa, price upon request, Roche Bobois.


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David Trubridge “Floral” wooden pendant light, $450, Loft Modern.


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“Flower Market” enamel platter, $55, MacKenzie-Childs.


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Juliska straw place mat, $18, Saks Fifth Avenue.


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“Flora” lacquered wallpaper, $200 per roll, Liz Caan Interiors.


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“Kismet” brass- and-wood table with abalone, $1,750, Jonathan Adler.


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Kenneth Cobonpue plastic, microfiber, and steel “Bloom” lounge chair, $3,680, Switch Modern.