Marimekko, With Love

DatesJanuary 21-May 12 2013
CityToronto, Ontario, Canada
LocationTextile Museum of Canada
Main BodyMarimekko, With Love is a retrospective look at the Finnish design company’s role in shaping a new aesthetic through printed pattern and textile production. Founded in 1951 by Armi and Viljo Ratia, Canada’s Karelia Studio introduced Marimekko to international audiences in 1959. Connecting individual vision and visual enterprise, Marimekko, With Love traces an emerging design philosophy reflected in fabric and fashion, complemented by rich archival materials of Karelia’s founders, Janis and Helga Kravis, that speak to the company’s early international presence and to the social relationships at the heart of global culture.
ScheduleThe opening reception takes place on Wednesday January 23, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.