Finnish design house Marimekko is one brand that we’d love to rep for pretty much everything in our home. From tableware to bed linens, its unique motifs in a myriad of colours would spruce up any abode.
But Marimekko has a heritage that is worth more than its bold signature floral prints and home and living wares. The brand was founded in 1951 by two Finnish entrepreneurs Viljo and Armi Rati, and its status in the industry was cemented all thanks to the work of two designers: Vuokko Nurmesniemi who joined in the 1950s, and Maija Isola who came on board a decade later.
Image source: Marimekko
Marimekko’s iconic print, the Unikko, is the ‘rebel poppy design’ designed by Isola that is most commonly associated with the brand. But the brand expanded its reach to the USA when Jackie Kennedy wore eight Marimekko dresses during the 1960 USA presidential campaign. The 1990s saw a new period of growth for the brand under Kirsti Paakkanen, who made the Unikko print popular once again in the 2000s alongside introducing a handful of newer classics.
Image sources: InStyle, What’s Haute
Collaborations wise, the brand has partnered with Converse and Banana Republic on creating capsule collections 2011 and 2014 respectively. The latest collab was last year’s partnership with Target, resulting in a 200-piece collection made of summery dresses and swimwear options, kids clothes, and home accessories as well.
If any of Marimekko’s stunning warm and cold weather clothing or flatlay-worthy kitchenware appeal to you, you can now ShopandBox this brand for the lowest base prices from overseas. While it is cheapest to buy products from its home base, Finland, we suggest you buy it from the UK as prices are a close second and the UK provides lots of other choices when it comes to shopping across multiple stores.
Below, take a look at how the prices for four items fare across UK, Australia, USA, Denmark, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
ShopandBox Marimekko below:
- Oiva/Siirtolapuutarha coffee cup, Marimekko, GBP15, + Add To Wishlist
- Pitkähiha Shirt, Marimekko, GBP70, + Add To Wishlist
- Meea Scarf, Marimekko, GBP80, + Add To Wishlist
- Piccolo Mini Manual Umbrella, Marimekko, GBP36, + Add To Wishlist
Get Started in less than 10 seconds
- Simply click on the ”Add To Wishlist” links above!
- This will automatically add the items into your ShopandBox wishlist after it prompts you to sign in/sign up.
- You can add as many items as you want into your wishlist (even items not mentioned above).
- Once you’re ready, simply select the items you want bought, name your order, and hit the “Submit Order” button.
- You will be assigned a personal Boxer who will help you buy all your coveted items.
- Your box of goodies gets shipped to your door in 1 – 3 days wherever you are in the world!
Featured image: Marimekko