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Sun, 19 Mar


Noosa Heads

Maija Isola Master Of Colour And Form

Maija Isola was from Finland and her art and design work helped propel Marimekko into a worldwide design power house. This film documents her incredible life, work and legacy and its full of colour (naturally) and design wonder.

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Maija Isola Master Of Colour And Form
Maija Isola Master Of Colour And Form

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19 Mar 2023, 2:30 pm

Noosa Heads, 29 Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia

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Maija Isola Master of Colour and Shape film trailer HERE

The Finnish design company Marimekko is famous throughout the world for its original prints and colours. Maija Isola was one of Marimekko’s first designers and she spent 38 years working for the company.

During this time, she designed over 500 prints for Marimekko. Her fabric designs revolutionised Finnish homes in the 1950s and 60s. Art took the form of textiles and became easily accessible. Since the 1960s, once Isola’s fabrics had consolidated their place in Finnish society, they also took over public spaces. And their success was not confined to Finland, they conquered the entire world, from New York to Tokyo.

The film looks for the secret behind the success of Maija Isola’s fabrics. Maija’s art, both her paintings and her fabrics, was often inspired by nature in all its forms. Her personal life was also very eventful and told here.

In this amazing documnetary we see the events that shaped her life. These are  presented through archive materials, with new footage and her personal legacy: paintings, original designs, photos and slides. It's a treasure trove.

Her way of experiencing things is reflected in new fictive footage, animation and film clips that describe her inner world, and cut-out animations illustrate how her various fabric designs are created.

A must for anyone interested in design/art/ arts biography.


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