Armi Ratia The name Marimekko is a play on words, yet completely descriptive. Mari’ is an anagram of the first name of the company’s founder, Armi Ratia,while ‘mekko’ means ‘dress’ in Finnish. For over 60 years, Marimekko has been creating some of the world’s most iconic patterns and products.
Armi Ratia, Legendary Founder of #marimekko - #Finnish #design company #high-quality #clothing, bags and #accessories as well as #home #décor items ranging from #textiles to #tableware renowned for its #original #prints and #colors. We are proud to hold her Art in our Shops, check https://www.goodshaus.com/Marimekko_2
When asked why Marimekko founder Armi Ratia decided to base Marimekko in Finland out of all places, she stated that she was “not amused by easiness.” photo: Ratia in the Marimekko factory at Herttoniemi, mid 1970’s