Nieminen is a graphic designer and illustrator who hails from Helsinki, but who
has lived and worked in New York for the last five years. For Marimekko's
holiday season, she has created a joyful illustration featuring a colourful
cityscape. Lotta has also drawn the playful characters appearing on our website.
preparing for the holidays captivates the imagination. Every building is home
to many hidden stories, each city dweller has his or her own tale to tell.
Streetlights, bridges, chimneys, snow-covered roofs - all whisper their own
sketching the illustration, Lotta said she was inspired by the cheerful and
warm colours of Marimekko's new winter collection. She even found some
wonderful gifts in the collection: a silk shirt and trousers with the Pikku
Suomu (small fish scale) pattern for herself, and an Oiva (superb) teapot for a
Lotta's holiday illustrations can also be seen
in Marimekko stores.