Marimekko, With Love
This past week, we had the opportunity to visit the Nordic Heritage Museum, in Seattle, where an exhibit on Marimekko was coming to a close. The show was a visually stunning retrospective of the brand and its role in influencing the design world.
Marimekko designs were filled with love, as the exhibit title suggests (“Marimekko, With Love“), conveyed through bold, playful prints and relaxed silhouettes. This exhibit showcased iconic Marimekko prints, like the poppies shown above, alongside the simple garments the brand was known for.
The idea of quality products infused with love resonates with us. This is the success of places like Etsy where handmade goods are sold and of other designers who are creating unique products from a place of passion.
Marimekko founder, Armi Ratia said, “I don’t really sell clothes. I sell a way of living. These are designs, not fashions…I sell an idea rather than dresses.” We believe this idea is as relevant today as it was in 1951, at the inception of Marimekko.
If this travelling show comes to a city near you, we highly recommend going to see it!