Exhibitions showcasing Marimekko's contemporary art of print making to celebrate the centenary of Finland's independence in Japan
Marimekko's theme for the 100th anniversary of Finland's independence focuses on bold patterns and doing things together open-mindedly. In collaboration with two notable Tokyo-based galleries, the Finnish design house organises exhibitions with the title 'Marimekko spirit' to introduce the brand's very essence, the art of print making and its straightforward lifestyle, to the Japanese audience. With over 35 Marimekko stores, Japan is the most important country to Marimekko in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Marimekko Spirit – Paavo Halonen / Maija Louekari / Aino-Maija Metsola exhibition at the Ginza Graphic Gallery focuses on Marimekko's younger-generation designers and the contemporary art of print making. The second exhibition, Marimekko Spirit – Elämäntapa (暮らしぶり) at the Gallery A4, explores the dialogue between the Finnish and the Japanese lifestyles in the context of Marimekko's design heritage.
The Marimekko Spirit exhibitions are supported by the Embassy of Finland in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Finland's independence. After Tokyo, the two exhibitions will merge into one travelling exhibition which will tour Japan until the year 2020. All exhibitions have been planned and coordinated by S2 Corporation.