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Marimekko ends cooperation with designer Kristina Isola

On the heels of the ongoing Marimekko plagiarism scandal, the Finnish design firm has announced that it will no longer work with Isola.

Kristiina Isola esitteli Maija Isolan suunnittelemia kankaita ja luomuksia Marimekko-talossa vuonna 2005.
Marimekko announced today that it will no longer work with designer Kristina Isola, who in May admitted to copying her "Forest Dwellers" print directly from a work by Ukrainian artist Maria Primatshenko. Image: Jussi Nukari / Lehtikuva

Marimekko has ended its long-standing cooperation with designer Kristina Isola.

In May, it was revealed that Isola had copied her "Forest Dwellers" print directly from a work by Ukrainian artist Maria Primatshenko.

Following further copying allegations against other Marimekko designers, CEO Mika Ihamuotila announced today that the company will no longer work with Isola.

Her mother, Maija Isola, was one of the best-known designers of Marimekko's early decades. Her Unikko ("Poppy") is perhaps the company's best-known design.

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