Marimekko Launches the Rain-Inspired Syksy Glassware Series

Whenever Finnish design house Marimekko unveils something new, we know it’s going to be good. This month, they’re expanding upon the brand’s table setting category with the addition of the Syksy glass collection. In collaboration with Swedish designer Matti Klenell, the Syksy (autumn) series explores nature and weather phenomena – specifically rain. The theme is a recurring one in Marimekko’s prints, and Klenell has transformed it into a mouth-blown tumbler, goblet, and carafe series.

“Marimekko is a world leading manufacturer of prints in both fashion and interior design, so when being asked to collaborate with this great Finnish institution it felt natural to focus on patterns, and in particular the interaction of two-dimensional ornaments and three-dimensional shape,” shared Klenell. “The Syksy series brings a touch of silent calm, perhaps even a bit of melancholy, that give the items an interesting unique expression.”

styled setting with clear glass tumblers, goblets, and carafe

The glass collection brings together functional shapes with a drawn pattern inspired by the Nordic autumn rain, displaying interpretations of a gentle drizzle and a drenching downpour. It’s sophisticated and nuanced, with an organic, relief style pattern that’s applied to the glassware in a sketched manner, typical to Klenell’s work. These pieces are as beautiful as they are practical, and can be stacked and mixed with other Marimekko tableware.

black and white textile artwork

Untitled Artwork

“We are expanding our category for table setting with a completely new glass series, which brings a sense of lightness to our already rich assortment. Matti Klenell’s personal touch can be seen in the ability to combine shape and pattern into a functional entity and a part of everyday tableware. The Syksy glass series brings a breath of fresh autumn rain into Marimekko’s world of nuanced print, shape and color,” says Minna Kemell-Kutvonen, Design Director, Home & Print Design at Marimekko.

clear glass goblet on white background

Goblet

clear glass goblet on white background

Goblet

two clear glass tumblers on white background

Tumblers

clear glass carafe on white background

Carafe

To learn more about the Syksy collection, visit marimekko.com.

Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she’s likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.

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