Marjatta Metsovaara

The large scale of the creations, inventions, and artistic values of Marjatta Metsovaara have made a large contribution to the world of interior textiles and to the reputation of Finland worldwide in the field of art and design. Her artistic talent and engineering skills in creating all types of new fabrics never seen before like new modern carpet designs, blankets in mohair/wool, special fabrics for room dividers and wallpapers, tightly woven furniture fabrics for Artek, Artifort, and Asko as well as the Finnair aircraft fabrics, the invention of the Lappi-satin cotton fabric ideal for reactive printing, and her close collaboration with the greatest architects like Alvar Aalto are a few of her references. Marjatta Metsovaara can truly be considered as Finland's Queen of Textiles and one of the most significant textile designers of all time.