Swedish slipcover manufacturer Bemz is collaborating with Finnish fabric designer Marimekko on a series of slipcovers designed specifically for chairs and sofas by Swedish furniture manufacturer IKEA.
The first-ever collaboration between the three companies kicks off with an 11-pattern collection designed by Finnish artist and Marimekko mainstay Maija Isola, along with her daughter Kristina Isola, and designers Anna Danielsson and Iiro Ahokas.
The Bemz/Marimekko collection is designed to fit more than 70 IKEA sofa and chair models, giving millions of consumers worldwide access to comprehensive Scandinavian style. The Marimekko textiles can also be mixed and matched with Bemz's entire product range of machine-washable, natural fiber textiles.
"Marimekko was our first choice when we looked to broaden our range of authentic designer fabrics, and we are delighted to be working with this iconic Finnish design brand,” says Lesley Pennington, founder of Bemz, which already produces slipcovers for both current and discontinued IKEA models. Customers can instantly preview fabrics on any IKEA sofa or armchairs on the Benz website, or receive free swatches to try at home.