This is how the Finnish want us to live

LONDON - The Marimekko brand today is getting bigger and stronger. New owners took over the company (started in 1951) in the early 90s and since then have really pushed to take the Finnish lifestyle brand global. Of course it’s here in London, in fact, it’s on St. Christopher’s place so quite central for many of us who live in the city, and there are plenty of retailers who carry the range too, including John Lewis, where you can purchase online.

When you think Marimekko you’ll almost always think of bold, large, eye catching prints. They’re fun and really bring creativity and warmth to the home. I loved this outdoor bag for your plants that I spotted in the shop windor. I imagine it could have a few uses but I liked what they did with it.

The brand initially was put on centre stage thanks to Jackie Kennedy who wore many of the bold print dresses and since then it’s grown to include an entire lifestyle range for the home.

I recommend going to the shop and getting the Marimekko experience because then you can touch and see the products up close and get a sense for how they work.

Here are just a few things that you should consider for your home.

What have you bought from Marimekko? I still need to make my first purchase. I’m tempted to buy some fabric.

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