Marimekko is a Finnish home furnishings, textiles, and fashion company based in Helsinki. It made important contributions to fashion in the 1960s. It is particularly noted for its brightly colored printed fabrics and simple styles, used both in women’s garments and in home furnishings.
Two designers in particular, Vuokko Nurmesniemi, with bold stripes, and Maija Isola, with large simple flowered prints such as the Unikko poppy, created hundreds of distinctive patterns and helped to make Marimekko a household name across the world.
The company sells its products through a network of its own retail stores, retailer-owned Marimekko stores, specialist shops, and department stores under the Marimekko brand. Marimekko Oyj was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.
Dream. Share. Inspire. Play. Live. Marimekko is a Finnish company that designs textiles, fashion, and household goods with a unique point-of-view. In fact, everything we do, make, and create strives to inspire imagination and self-expression in people everywhere. The celebrated, Finnish entrepreneur Armi Raita founded Marimekko in 1951 with a singular vision: create fresh designs that never go out of style. In the 1960s and 70s, Marimekko exploded into a visionary design house that helped revolutionize modern design by giving the world some its most iconic textile patterns. This dedication to creativity continues to thrive today, as we pioneer good design and good times into homes everywhere.