Finnair partners with Marimekko for ‘forest dwellers’ design

Finnair collaborated with Marimekko as it unveiled the “forest dwellers” design for Finnair Airbus 330, which includes textiles and tableware designed by the Finnish design and fashion house to Finnair’s aircraft.

A Finnair Airbus 330 was unveiled with a blue-forest livery based on the Marimekko print Metsänväki (“forest dwellers”). The plane will fly from Finnair’s Helsinki hub to the airline’s 13 Asian destinations plus New York, joining a sister aircraft painted in Marimekko’s Unikko (“poppy”) print last October.

As part of the collaboration, a selection of Marimekko for Finnair items is also available for purchase, both through in-flight sales and the Finnair PlusShop.

Finnair’s Business Class customers will enjoy their in-flight meals from tableware tailor-made for Finnair by Marimekko, and Marimekko napkins, blankets, pillows and head rest covers will be introduced during summer. The same classic prints are available in Economy Class paper cups, headrest covers, fleece blankets and pillows.

The Marimekko for Finnair collection was designed according to the airline’s needs by Marimekko designer Sami Ruotsalainen in collaboration with Kristina and Emma Isola, in original Marimekko patterns by Maija Isola.

Marimekko for Finnair tableware and textiles have been designed to accommodate the special requirements of commercial aviation. The Business Class tableware is made of special light-weight porcelain which helps Finnair reduce aircraft weight, thus contributing to fuel efficiency and a lighter carbon footprint.

The Metsänväki print was created by Maija Isola’s daughter Kristina Isola in 2007.

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