The Forbidden Flower
May 16 2014
The story of Unikko Marimekkos forbidden flower begins in 1964 after Marimekko's founder Armi Ratia announced that marimekko would never print floral patterns. The designer Maija Isola however, paid no attention and painted red poppies and an entire series of floral designs in protest.
Today, 50 years later, Unikko (poppy), reminds us of the power that a pattern can have on the daily lives of people. The story of Unikko has inspired people around the world to let their creativity run free and be bold in walking their own path in life.