Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I have a real interest in Art History, and past designers. So i thought i would start doing a few posts every now and then about different designers. It will force me to broaden my horizons ( and hopefully yours!) and maybe give me some inspirations.
"Marimekko Corporation is a leading Finnish textile and clothing design company that was established in 1951. Vivid colors and large scale patterns helped Marimekko establish Finland as a source of cutting-edge style in the 1950’s. Some of those same innovative and bold patterns have led to the resurgence of Marimekko in the design world today. Once again at the top of fashion, Marimekko's unique style reaches across generations."
There designs are so big, bright and beautiful.
Places to find out more:-
Finnish Gifts Sell their fabric (oooooo!!) along with a range of bags and gifts. Image buying a big piece of their fabric and making into into a wall hanging!
The Marimekko website has heaps of stuff and a store location finder, there are some stores in Australia that stock Marimekko, including Make Designed Gifts store in Melbourne.
Next Designer post i will do on my favrouite of all time - Charles Rennie Macintosh!!... but i would love to know....Who are your favourite designers?