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Marimekko, IKEA Launch the Bastua Collection

The collection unites Nordic design and self-care rituals.

License Global

February 10, 2023

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Sauna with cushions and a robe from the IKEA and Marimekko.
Sauna with cushions and a robe from the IKEA and Marimekko.Marimekko

Marimekko and IKEA have launched the Bastua collection – inspired by Nordic nature, wellness and self-care rituals. The collaboration, first announced in April 2022, consists of 26 products with vibrant prints, ranging from furniture to glassware and textiles. The collection will be available at IKEA stores globally as of March 2023. 

The Bastua collaboration journey unites IKEA home furnishing knowledge with Marimekko’s art of printmaking to celebrate the pleasure and joy of self-care rituals. The collection spotlights patterns reflective of nature and the environment of sauna and marks the first time that Marimekko designs a set of prints exclusively for a brand collaboration. One of the focal point prints is inspired by the large, decorative rhubarb leaves that sometimes grow next to sauna buildings in Finland and is displayed on many items including the Frakta bag. 

Traditional Nordic sauna, featuring products from the IKEA and Marimekko collection.

“Capturing the essence of Marimekko’s Finnish roots and its connection to the historic origins of sauna culture was a fundamental part of the design journey and the creation of the Bastua prints,” says Rebekka Bay, creative director, Marimekko. “Marimekko is committed to bringing joy to the everyday lives of people with its bold prints and designs, and we are excited to see this come true in collaboration with IKEA.” 

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“Collaborating with Marimekko was a natural choice for IKEA as we are both committed to enabling a better everyday life at home, and with the BASTUA collection, it begins with focusing on wellness first,” says Henrik Most, creative leader, IKEA. “The collaboration encapsulates the sensations of endless summers and the simple and aesthetic beauty of Nordic nature in furniture and accessories for the home.” 

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