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Marimekko is a Finnish company that was founded in 1951 by Armi and Viljo Ratia. At the suggestion of designer Riitta Immonen, the Ratis’s, who were manufacturing boldly printed fabric, began making dresses from the fabric. The first dresses were designed by Immonen.
Marimekko is famous for their brightly printed textiles – large abstracts and floral fabrics used for home décor and made into simple clothing and handbags. In 1954, their copyrighted logo was created. The company is still in business.
The second label is a Design Research label. Design Research was the American representative for Marimekko at the time. Design Research was based at Harvard University and the head of the group was Benjamin Thompson, the head of Harvard’s Department of Architecture. The group’s original aim when it was formed in 1953 was to introduce better design into home furnishings. Clothing was added to their mission in 1959. Design Research closed in 1978.
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from a 1968 kimono style wrap dress
from a late 1960s dress
from a 1974 dress
from a 1975 blouse
from a mid 1980s knit dress
from an early 1990s sweater
from a 2000s blouse
from 2002 bolt fabric
from a 2007 dress
from a 2009 dress
from a 2009 t-shirt