May 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm , by Beth Roehrig
Today marks Marimekko‘s 60th anniversary, but the Finnish textile company is just as modern as ever. Though they started out with clothing (and still make some really adorable swing dresses and more), I’ve had a crush on their vibrant, pop-art designs ever since I first came across them in Crate & Barrel years ago. The store’s had a long relationship with Marimekko, carrying a variety of their bedding and other home products since the early 1960s. And just this year C&B opened dedicated Marimekko Shops within several of their stores—here in NYC, Chicago, and Los Angeles—to showcase even more of their whimsical housewares.
At left, Unikko, was created back in 1964, and remains one of their best-sellers.
A few of my favorite current pieces after the jump:
Bright tangerine and watermelon waves on the Lokki beach towel, $85
Cool, graphic veggies on the Puutarhurin Parhaat chopping board, $39
Pretty painterly stripes on the Poppa pillow, $41
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