Marimekko – art of print making since 1951
Marimekko is a Finnish design house celebrated worldwide for its original prints and colours. Founded in 1951 by a visionary woman Armi Ratia, Marimekko is said to be one of the world's first real lifestyle brands combining fashion, bags and accessories as well as home decoration into one unique point of view.
Over the years, we have remained true to our original mission of bringing joy to everyday moments. Through our timeless, distinctive and functional designs, we want to empower people to be happy as they are: to live their lives as they desire and to express their personality boldly through the way that they dress themselves and their homes.
The following values are the foundation on which we build our story.
Living, not pretending
People should always be themselves, living their own lives and not playacting for others. We at Marimekko have always sought – and found – the keys to a beautiful everyday life. We want to taste the authentic flavour of life, thus finding joy and intensity for the working day. Once in a while it's good to ask if this tastes good or is there perhaps some off-flavour. Following fashion and pointless ingratiation should be avoided. Usually, you should just boldly follow your own internal beacon.