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Finland's Marimekko is a bright spot in 20th-century design - The National

Finland's Marimekko is a bright spot in 20th-century design - The National | Finland | Scoop.it
The Finnish company, known for bold floral and geometric shapes, celebrates the centennial of its founder, Armi Ratia, this year.

 

At the start of her career, the textile artist Armi Ratia said: "One has to dream. And one must stand out from the rest." The woman who founded Finland's famous design company, Marimekko, in 1951, certainly did both.

 

Known for its prints and cheerful designs, Marimekko has been described as one of the greatest success stories in the history of 20th-century design. Even if you don't necessarily know the brand by name, you'll know its signature look: big, bold, simple floral and geometric prints that find their way onto cushions, linens and ceramics.

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Moments of life in Helsinki | Marimekko

Moments of life in Helsinki | Marimekko | Finland | Scoop.it
Marimekko's online home for fabrics, clothes, housewares, and bags. See the latest collections and campaigns; find shops and retailers.
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Marimekko & iittala | FinnStyle | Modern Finnish Design Shop

Marimekko & iittala | FinnStyle | Modern Finnish Design Shop | Finland | Scoop.it
FinnStyle is one of the largest importers of modern Finnish goods in the United States.
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Sneak peek to the Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show | Marimekko

Sneak peek to the Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show | Marimekko | Finland | Scoop.it
In Good Company is Marimekko's blog: our spot for passing on news and insights to members of our extended tribe.
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Helsinki Ink - Slideshows - Dwell

Helsinki Ink - Slideshows - Dwell | Finland | Scoop.it

Step inside Marimekko’s printing factory for a look at how its iconic textiles come to life. Awesome article in new @dwell about textile screenprinting in Helsinki. Look at those giant screens!

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Marimekko Wraps Its Future Flagship in Vivid Finnish Prints - Racked NY

Marimekko Wraps Its Future Flagship in Vivid Finnish Prints - Racked NY | Finland | Scoop.it
Marimekko Wraps Its Future Flagship in Vivid Finnish PrintsRacked NYA few months ago, we learned that Finnish clothing and housewares brand Marimekko would be opening its flagship store in the Flatiron District's Toy Building this fall.
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Photo Gallery: Rooms With Marimekko Prints | House & Home

Photo Gallery: Rooms With Marimekko Prints | House & Home | Finland | Scoop.it
Great photos: RT @HouseandHome: Have you used #Marimekko prints in your home before?
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Marimekko Online -- AT HOME

Marimekko Online -- AT HOME | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish company Marimekko has long delighted with its colorful, cheerful graphic prints. Thanks to a new online store at Crate and Barrel, Marimekko is now available with the click of a mouse.

Marimekko’s bright and bold designs have been cheering up legions of fans since the Finnish company’s creation in 1951.

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Design Happens » Archive » Daily Delight: Marimekko Shops

Design Happens » Archive » Daily Delight: Marimekko Shops | Finland | Scoop.it
Transform your home with inspiration and instruction from HGTV for your home design, decorating, home improvement or landscaping project.
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Marimekko shops to open within Crate & Barrel; online store to carry exclusive designs

Marimekko shops to open within Crate & Barrel; online store to carry exclusive designs | Finland | Scoop.it
When Crate & Barrel opened its first Marimekko store-within-a store last October in New York, fans of the bold Finnish designs flocked to see the offerings, above.

The SoHo store proved so popular, in fact, that Crate & Barrel has announced plans to open 22 new Marimekko concept shops by the end of 2013. Four are scheduled to open within a month: Madison Avenue in New York on April 28, North and Clyborn in Chicago on May 5, the Grove in Los Angeles on May 19, and Union Square in San Francisco on May 26.

But that's not all: On Tuesday, Crate & Barrel is set to launch a new Marimekko online shop that will sell exclusive items: bedding, glassware and other tabletop items, gifts, accessories, fabric by the yard and clothing. The Web shop also will have Crate & Barrel furniture upholstered in Marimekko fabric.
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Marimekkovillage | Marimekko

Marimekkovillage | Marimekko | Finland | Scoop.it

On Saturday the 4th of February, Marimekko welcomes everybody, families and friends, to Marimekko Village’s market place. Selected Marimekko stores in Finland and abroad will be staged for a day as a market place, the heart of the village. At the market place, people can meet and greet and enjoy the moments of life in Helsinki. The stores will offer fresh coffee, playful shows and a little fun for little ones...

http://www.marimekko.com/marimekkovillage

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Helsinki World Design Capital 2012

Helsinki World Design Capital 2012 | Finland | Scoop.it

Lovers of art and design may want to grab some cheap flights to Helsinki this year as the Finnish capital takes on the role of World Design Capital for 2012.

The city will host a variety of design-themed events over the next 12 months, welcoming international visitors as well as being sure to attract a large number of design conscious Finns. 

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cake crumbs & beach sand: Marimekko. iittala. love.

cake crumbs & beach sand: Marimekko. iittala. love. | Finland | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago I started browsing an online store that sells Finnish tableware. I am, and always have been, obsessed with Finnish tableware. And design. Anything Finnish, and I am onto it! So I came across this lovely website. http://www.finnstyle.com/

 

I started browsing and honestly, I had to shut it off as I was so tempted to buy one of everything. I went back on later and purchased a few pretty treats. And they arrived today

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Marimekko opens new shops in Europe and USA, eyes opportunities in Asia

Marimekko opens new shops in Europe and USA, eyes opportunities in Asia | Finland | Scoop.it
Marimekko, the Finnish textile and clothing design house, is rapidly expanding its operations. Company announced on Wednesday that it is opening seven new stores in Europe and USA later on this year.
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Sarah Jessica Parker boosts Marimekko’s visibility in the USA

Sarah Jessica Parker boosts Marimekko’s visibility in the USA | Finland | Scoop.it
 Marimekko’s conquest of the US appears to be proceeding promisingly. It’s not just that the company has opened four new Marimekko stores in the United States in recent months as well as the June launch of a web shop specifically intended for US shoppers, fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker has been seen around in New York wearing a Marimekko summer frock. The journal Markkinointi ja Mainonta (Marketing and Advertising) reported on her outfit on its webpages.
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Marimekko - Online Exhibition

Marimekko - Online Exhibition | Finland | Scoop.it
Welcome to find more information about the history, designers
and products of Marimekko. The web exhibition is based on
Design Museum's collections of objects and images.
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Finnish Textile Make Marimekko Steals The Show at Licensing Expo

Finnish Textile Make Marimekko Steals The Show at Licensing Expo | Finland | Scoop.it
A girl could swoon, Marimekko Textiles took our hearts at Licensing Expo #LX11

Marimekko, the Finnish textile maker whose floral Unikko print is instantly recognizable to design buffs worldwide, isn’t the only iconic floral fabric in town.

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Marimekko 60th Anniversary Show / Esplanade Park, Helsinki / May 2011

Marimekko´s 60th Anniversary Show, Esplanade Park, Helsinki, May 2011 - Music by Matti Pentikäinen

This year Marimekko began the summer with fashion shows in the exuberant Esplanade Park in Helsinki for the 20th time. The shows on the sunny May afternoon took place exactly 60 years from the fashion show that started the Marimekko story. The anniversary evening culminated with the debut flight of the Unikko (poppy) hot-air balloon over the Helsinki silhouette.
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Marimekko in the Milan furniture fair 2011 | Marimekko

Marimekko in the Milan furniture fair 2011 | Marimekko | Finland | Scoop.it
In Good Company is Marimekko's blog: our spot for passing on news and insights to members of our extended tribe.
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Marimekko Fashion Show in Helsinki

Marimekko Fashion Show in Helsinki | Finland | Scoop.it
The wind revealed a bit too much...:)
see the photos of Marimekko Fashion Show on Esplanade in Helsinki
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Unikko Bag for helping Japan | Totes | Marimekko

Unikko Bag for helping Japan | Totes | Marimekko | Finland | Scoop.it
The special Unikko Fabric bags are now available in Marimekko´s own shops in Finland, Berlin, London, Stockholm and Malmö. We will donate the proceeds from the sales of the bag to Japan through the Red Cross. The cherished classic is printed in the colours of the Finnish and Japanese flags – blue, red and white. The new, unique colourway was co-created by Kristina and Emma Isola. Welcome to help!
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