Maija Isola is the artist behind several of Marimekko’s most loved patterns, classics such as Unikko, Kaivo and Melooni. Her bold shapes were a decisive factor in Marimekko’s success as they positioned themselves as a fashion house on the international stage.
The film is a classic biography where Isola’s unconventional life path is in focus. Travels, love relationships and work take Isola from the farm in Finland to the art capital Paris and beyond. Anecdotes from Isola’s diary are mixed with interviews of her daughter and former colleagues – but the film’s greatest asset is still the pleasure of seeing her designs interspersed in the history of one of the most important designers of our time.
– Mia Rogersdotter Gran