Seed and flower pattern egg cup set
This Oiva set from Marimekko brings double joy. It consists of two egg cups - one in the Alku -pattern, the other cup adorns the familiar, floral Unikko pattern. The stoneware set is dishwasher, oven, microwave and freezer safe.
The bean-like shapes of the Alku -pattern represent seeds that grow into gorgeous, vibrant flowers. They symbolize a new beginning, as spring is, hence the name Alku - in Finnish "beginning".
The famous Unikko poppy pattern from Marimekko was created in 1964 at a time when the design house's collections mainly featured abstract prints. Designer Maija Isola wanted to make something interesting out of this organic theme and designed a whole series of floral prints. Today, the iconic flower stands for creativity.
In a way, the set represents an evolution - from the inconspicuous seed grows a magnificent flower.