Marimekko, established in 1951, is a Finnish textile and clothing design company known for their iconic original prints . The fun, colorful and innovative designs became an instant sensation in 1960 when Jackie Kennedy appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated wearing a fabulous sleeveless Marimekko red dress. Sales soared. These brightly colored textiles, simply designed with minimal ornament, allowed mixing and matching in fun new ways. They became iconic images of the time.
Simple black and whites were designed as perfect accompaniments in modern decors. The brightly colored upholstery fabrics made their own statement and were used in many of the fine modern interior designs of the era.
Recently there has been a amazing resurgence in Marimekko’s popularity. The iconic fabrics are showing in many luxury modernist interiors as accents and focal points.
When used as accents, the vibrant fabrics draw you in to almost any modern environment and cause many smiles.
Marimekko continues to design and manufacture new clothing, textiles, bags and other accessories, all with their magical signature style.
Placemats and pillows…bags and wall art… Check them out, and be inspired.