The history of a brand like Marimekko can’;t be summed up neatly. In over sixty years of operation, the company’;s proffered look, a blotted, mod frenzy of poppies and patterns that look like It’;s a Small World as a Scandinavian sophisticate, has remained remarkably consistent—and there’;s decades of shelter magazines adorned with the Finnish standby to prove it. How did these wild designs become classics? It’;s simple, really: decade after decade of putting poppies everywhere, from upright pianos in the ’;70s to airplanes in the new millennium.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, by Annie Werbler