|Annika Rimala (1936-2014) worked as a designer at Marimekko from 1960 to 1982. From early on, her modern, distinctive clothes began to appear on the covers and pages of some of the world's leading fashion magazines. Her work was also characterized by timelessness, practicality and humor.|
In 1968, she designed Marimekko's first cotton jersey collection, Tasaraita, which was an immediate success. A symbol of equality, Tasaraita has become a classic beloved by people all around the world.
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|Marimekko / Finland|
Marimekko is a Finnish lifestyle design company renowned for its original prints and colors. The company's product portfolio includes high-quality clothing, bags and accessories as well as home décor items ranging from textiles to tableware.
When Marimekko was founded in 1951, its unparalleled printed fabrics gave it a strong and unique identity. The classic Unikko pattern was created in 1964, after Marimekko founder Armi Ratia publicly proclaimed a ban on flowers in Marimekko prints. Artist Maija Isola defied the order and designed a whole collection of floral patterns that were so fresh and unique that Armi ended up taking eight of them. One of those she accepted was Unikko, the future icon of icons.