Founded in 1951 in Finland by Armi Ratia as a fashion brand, Marimekko is well known for it's bold and colourful printed fabrics. In 1962 Armi Ratia defined Marimekko as "a cultural phenomenon guiding the quality of living". She built a utopia called Marikylä ("Marimekko Village"), whose aim was no less than to house staff and to function as a laboratory for product design and to develop new ways of life.
Marimekko continues to develop a wide range of products and collaborates with both students and leading designers. Their fabrics are screen printed at their factory in Finland, with classic prints by Vuokko Nurmesniemi, and Maija Isola such as Unikko (poppy) and the red and white striped Jokapoika shirt still in production today. Maija Isola painted the glowing Unikko, defying Armi’s ban on floral patterns and creating one of Marimekko’s best-loved prints of all time.
The company's collection now includes a variety of designer products such as kitchenware, tabletop linens, bed linen and bathroom textiles all featuring Marimekko’s distinctive style. twentytwentyone is an official stockist of Marimekko and is pleased to offer their collection of designer home accessories.