Skip to Content
Closed today, next open Thursday. Closed today, next open Thursday.

Lovelovelove (Furnishing Fabric)

A work made of cotton, plain weave; screen printed.

Image actions

  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; screen printed.

Date:

1969

Artist:

Designed by Maija Isola (Finnish, 1927–2001)
Produced by Marimekko Oy (Founded 1951)
Finland, Helsinki

About this artwork

Artist Maija Isola embraced the cultural exuberance of the 1960s to create some of the most recognizable fabrics of the era. These appeared as tote bags and bolts of fabric in high-end design stores, as well as the widely photographed dresses of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Working with the textile company Marimekko, Isola drew from a wide range of sources to inform her signature patterned textile designs—from Finnish folklore and popular Beatles songs to the 1969 Apollo moon landing—each interpreted through her high-contrast yet painterly compositions.

Status

On View, Gallery 285

Department

Textiles

Artists

Maija Isola (Designer) , Marimekko Oy (Producer)

Title

Lovelovelove (Furnishing Fabric)

Places

Helsinki (Object made in), Finland (Object made in), Scandinavia (Object made in), Europe (Object made in)

Date

Made 1969

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; screen printed

Inscriptions

Inscription (on left selvage): MARIMEKKO ® MAIJA ISOLA: "LOVELOVELOVE" © MARIMEKKO OY 1969 SUOMI FINLAND 100% CO

Dimensions

305.8 × 135.2 cm (120 3/8 × 53 1/4 in.); Warp repeat: H.: 143.4 cm (56 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Marimekko, Inc.

Reference Number

1980.132

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share