Marimekko phenomena

Ann Moroz By Ann Moroz, 27th Feb 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Why Marimekko is so popular today and in the past? Famous patterns and recognizable design on Marimekko.

Marimekko Today and in the Past

Over 50 year Marimekko please people all over the world with its beautiful and bright products. The company was founded in 1951 year by Armi and Viljo Ratia in Finland. Their graphic designs was applied to textile and lately they designed and sold a line of simple dresses using their fabric. This was the beginning of Marimekko.

Two incredible talented designers (Vuokko Nurmesniemi and Maija Isola) set the tone for Marimekko. Isola designed the iconic Unikko (poppy) print pattern in 1964 and it is popular now. For example Unikko Shower Curtains can make your bathroom bright and colorful.

Nurmesniemi designed the simply striped red and white Jokapoika shirt in 1956. Only imagine! Several generations of people enjoy it!

Today Marimekko has about 90 stores all over the world, including USA and Canada.
The company became popular in America in 1990s after the hit series Sex and the City when one of the main characters, sex-and-relationship columnist Carrie Bradshaw, wore a Marimekko bikini on the season 2 and later on, a Marimekko dress. Everybody loves it! On the fifth season the series also introduced tablecloths with Marimekko prints.

Simple design and bright colors – this is Marimekko.
Marimekko produces bedding, bath curtains, kitchen fabrics, dresses, umbrellas and even iphone cases.

Marimekko patterns and designs are popular and recognizable.
In 2012 Marimekko brings to life the Marimekko Village as "a cultural phenomenon guiding the quality of living".


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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
4th Mar 2014 (#)

Nice read!

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