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Aurinko by Studio Nurmesniemi, printed cotton, Finland, 1964. 

Aurinko fabric fact file

Date

1964

Designed by

Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi

Made from

Printed cotton

Made in

Helsinki, Finland

Museum reference

A.1979.197

On display

Making and Creating gallery, Level 3 of Art, Design and Fashion galleries at the National Museum of Scotland. 

Who is Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi?

Trained as a ceramicist, Eskolin-Nurmesniemi is most associated with textile design. From 1953, she worked for Finnish design company Marimekko, where she was responsible for many of their signature textile designs. 

In 1964, she founded her own company, Vuokko Oy, noted for timeless, elegant designs and for patterns which move between austere geometric figures and dramatic, colourful and over-sized motifs. 

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