This year, Marimekko turns 70 years. In a special collaboration with Bukowskis, the Finnish design house pays tribute to a lifetime of creativity by revisiting some of the artists who shaped the story of the iconic printmaker along the way. The result is a one-of-a-kind curation of original artworks and vintage Marimekko dresses exploring the special relationship between art, fashion and design.
‘The Artists Who Shaped Us’ is an online auction that includes works of art, furniture and textiles from some of the most prominent artists and creators from Finland and Sweden who have worked with Marimekko throughout the company’s 70-year history. The carefully hand-picked selection of vintage dresses contains several iconic styles from different decades. A particular highlight in the auction is a unique skirt designed by Marimekko founder Armi Ratia, who created it for her daughter in the 1950s.
Read more about the collaboration
Read a personal interview with Astrid Sylwan
Read a personal interview with Björn Dahlström