Marimekko is a leading Finnish textile and clothing design company established in 1951. This company designs, manufactures and markets clothing, interior decoration, textiles, bags and other accessories. I visited this fabric shop in London Marylebone, unaware of how vibrant and dynamic Marimekko prints were. The interior of the shop was bursting with colour and an array of patterns that each held the Marimekko factor. The collections emphasized the strength of these patterns, and the powerful palette that Marimekko is recognised by.
I couldn’t resist the Finish design by Maija Louekari. This beautiful illustration features 4 faces, embedded amongst scenes of nature. The depth of this piece is only significant in time, as the hidden characteristics and details only submerge when your mind is elsewhere. I also bought a Marimekko bag with the traditional red, pink and orange large printed flowers. Marimekko fabrics are just irresistable!