My greatest fashion icon: Sonia Rykiel in the late ‘60s, nowadays no one, really
The best fashion advice anyone ever gave me: A colleague gave me a fashion magazine once and said there are some good tips in there for pear-shaped women!
The most important thing to remember when decorating a room: Don’t take it too seriously
I work best when: I’m happy and at peace
My most important mentor: Maija Isola, Hilkka Rahikainen
The word that best describes my design philosophy: Remember that you’re in the service of others
My first memory of Marimekko: The printing room on Vanha Talvitie
The Marimekko product I use all the time: Towels, curtains, pillowcases, duvets, cups, oven mitts, bath robe.
The shape I’m most fascinated with right now: Plant forms
Three things I can’t live without right now: Backpack, hiking shoes, dog leash
Three things I couldn’t live without when I was a teenager: Hairspray, hoop skirts, spike heels
I relax by: Knitting
If I were not working as a designer, I would be: A botanist