"Marimekko is not about trendy fashion, with a few minor exceptions. We
make lasting and timeless products. Timelessness may, however, occasionally
come into fashion by chance, like now."
- Armi Ratia, 1978
product has to have that special something - the Marimekko magic that makes
people fall in love with the product and take good care of it. Timelessness and
functionality are at the core of our design philosophy. We design our products
to stand the test of time so that they will bring long-lasting joy when cared
The choices made in design and product development significantly affect the environmental impacts of a product's use and life cycle. Therefore a well-designed, timeless, high-quality and functional product is a sustainable choice.
To support and guide our designers in their work, we have prepared a checklist for sustainable design: - timelessness and multiple use