Oiva Vihkiruusu Mug
Marimekko Design House, Helsinki Finland.
The Oiva mug features the nostalgic Vihkiruusu pattern in pink. It is made of white stoneware that is dishwasher, oven, microwave and freezer proof.
Armi Ratia, the founder of Marimekko, had publicly announced that Marimekko would never print floral patterns. Maija Isola, who did not like such restrictions, protested by designing an entire series of floral prints. Once Ratia saw the designs, she immediately decided to include eight of them in Marimekko’s collection. Vihkiruusu (wedding rose) was one of those designs, as was the iconic Unikko (poppy).