Marjatta Metsovaara (1927-) is one of Finland's leading contemporary designer.
She is also one of those three internationally acknowledged Finnish
women, who were, in the 50s, both talented textile artists and good
those two other were Armi Ratia (founder of Marimekko, 1952 -) and Vuokko Nurmesniemi (founder of Vuokko, 1964-1988).
Marjatta Metsovaara has been
designing and experimenting with fabrics since she in 1954 established
her own firm Metsovaara Oy (1954-1990).
She was very advanced textile designer for her time, using non-tradional materials for her art textiles.
Today she's best remembered for her beautiful wall-coverings made of partly with traditional materials like wool and
linen and partly with plastic- and metal.
At the beginnig of the 60s she made her first modern jacquard collection, beautifully textured with a
Byzantine inspiration. Besides traditional woven textiles, Marjatta Metsovaara's
design work was concentrated in the 70s on printed cottons.
Metsovaara exhibited in Milan Triennale twice:
in the year 1957 and 1960 (Gold Medal).
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