Marimekko and West Elm’s New Collab Includes an Ultra-Chic Bean Bag Chair

published May 1, 2023
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Living room with blue sofa, white walls, art over sofa, natural color armchair, Marimekko/West Elm collab blue and white patterned rug
Credit: West Elm

Calling all contemporary color and pattern lovers: West Elm and Marimekko just teamed up on their second collaboration, a new limited-edition line of indoor and outdoor decor, furniture, and accessories. Perfect for summer 2023 and beyond, these pieces are an ode to three of the Finnish brand’s iconic vintage prints. 

Marimekko fans may recognize the revival of the rippled Kaivo and floral Primavera prints — both designed by Maija Isola in 1964 and 1972, respectively — as well as the scalloped-looking 1968 Papajo pattern by Annika Rimala. Jeffrey Hannoosh, senior vice president of product design at West Elm, said in a press release that these archived designs “were selected for their signature Marimekko style and embody an optimism that is perfect for summer life outdoors.” All three leave their mark on a range of quintessential West Elm items in rich blue, yellow, and red tones. (Think: punchy rugs, umbrellas, pillows, hammocks, and outdoor seating, including the arguable pièce de résistance, a stylish, grown-up bean bag chair.) The majority of the offerings can function both inside and out as well. 

As of today, you can shop the West Elm + Marimekko summer line in stores and online, with prices ranging from $30 to $1,299. I picked out a few of my favorite pieces below, whether you’re looking to up your al fresco ante or just want to incorporate more Finnish-inspired design in your home.

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Behold, the seating staple you never knew you needed and quite possibly the prettiest bean bag chair to ever exist, decked out in Marimekko’s Papajo print. Need I say more?

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If you have outdoor seating space, think beyond the conventionally muted or metal furniture sets via this cheery upholstered chair. Size up with the matching two-seater couch, too, or create a lively, floral-infused vignette using both pieces.

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This eye-catching, blue-on-blue Kaivo pillow contrasts well against lighter-hued sofas or bedding for a retro pop of color and pattern year-round. Count on this unique Finnish-inspired design to never go out of fashion, too, whether styled inside or out.

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Marimekko’s Primavera pattern transforms a standard hammock into the ultimate stylish-meets-functional backyard hangout spot.

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For a larger-scale version of the Papajo textile design, lean into this blue area rug for a new living room or bedroom focal point. The blown-up motifs take on an almost wave-like allure, and you can’t beat this price point for the 5" by 8" size.

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This transportable sling chair naturally has beach days written all over it, but it’s also the perfect size for extra terrace or balcony seating (which you can stash in a closet once the temps eventually cool down).

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New take-everywhere summer carry-all? Found. If you’ve ever wanted a Marimekko accessory, this practical, compliment-inducing cooler bag — made from recycled canvas — has you covered from park picnics to the farmers market and everywhere in between.