The cotton placemat has the a stain repellent acrylic finish on the top of the fabric. Thanks to the protective finish, it is easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth. Marimekko’s famous poppy pattern Unikko was born in 1964 in a time when the design house’s collections featured mostly abstract prints. Designer Maija Isola wanted to create something interesting from this organic theme and designed an entire range of floral prints. Today, the iconic flower represents creativity.