Marimekko Spirit ― Paavo Halonen / Maija Louekari / Aino-Maija Metsola
Marimekko is a brand known for its daring prints and bold designs, and from the very start, it championed the work of young print designers, giving them an opportunity to thrive and develop their talents. This exhibit features three of Marimekko’s representative designers, and highlights several of each designer’s prints – including prints specifically made for the exhibit – as well as materials that dive into the spirit of the brand and its 65-year history. The exhibit also tries to tease out some of the reasons why Finnish design has such an appeal for Japanese audiences.
Image: Maija Louekari, Siirtolapuutarha (2009)