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Colours and materials experimenting

In the late 1950s the sales of cotton fabrics, travel rugs, furniture fabrics, curtain fabrics, dress fabrics, and linen products were booming both in domestic and export markets. Factories paid more attention to renewing collections to satisfy delighted customers. The product ranges increased significantly and the hand-woven textiles were still satisfying customers in the early 1960s. The textile industry in Finland together with various branches of the art industry created the Finnish Design Center before it became the Association of Industrial Art more known as Ornamo.

Marjatta Metsovaara was very interested in the development of colors and materials and was eagerly experimenting with these. She took action to use traditional pattern design in a whole new way, with this endless desire to experiment and search for the new. Both her woven designs together with her as well as Maija Isola’s print designs were well suited for modern architecture. Marjatta Metsovaara was a unique artist with good taste combined with a desire to experiment and the need to search for something new, with an unlimited imagination.

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Colours and materials experimenting

In the late 1950s the sales of cotton fabrics, travel rugs, furniture fabrics, curtain fabrics, dress fabrics, and linen products were booming both in domestic and export markets. Factories paid more attention to renewing collections to satisfy delighted customers. The product ranges increased significantly and the hand-woven textiles were still satisfying customers in the early 1960s. The textile industry in Finland together with various branches of the art industry created the Finnish Design Center before it became the Association of Industrial Art more known as Ornamo.

Marjatta Metsovaara was very interested in the development of colors and materials and was eagerly experimenting with these. She took action to use traditional pattern design in a whole new way, with this endless desire to experiment and search for the new. Both her woven designs together with her as well as Maija Isola’s print designs were well suited for modern architecture. Marjatta Metsovaara was a unique artist with good taste combined with a desire to experiment and the need to search for something new, with an unlimited imagination.

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