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Armi Ratia


Marimekko - Tiiliskivi Cushion Cover Marimekko - Tiiliskivi Cushion Cover 50 x 50 cm, black / white €32.50 * 4 von 5Marimekko - Tiiliskivi guest towel Marimekko - Tiiliskivi guest towel 30 x 50 cm, black/white €9.50 *Marimekko - Tiiliskivi Cushion Cover 40 x 60 cm Marimekko - Tiiliskivi Cushion Cover 40 x 60cm, black / white €49.50 *Marimekko - Tiiliskivi bath towel Marimekko - Tiiliskivi bath towel 75 x 150 cm, black/white €42.00 *Marimekko - Tiiliskivi towel Marimekko - Tiiliskivi towel 50 x 100 cm in black / white €21.00 *Iittala - Mariskooli Bowl Iittala - Mariskooli Bowl 155 mm, clear €48.90 *Iittala - Mariskooli Bowl Iittala - Mariskooli Bowl 155 mm, cranberry red €59.90 *Marimekko - Tiiliskivi Duvet Cover Marimekko - Tiiliskivi duvet cover 140 x 200cm, black / white €99.00 *Marimekko - Tiiliskivi Pillow Case Marimekko - Tiiliskivi pillow cover 65 x 65cm, black / white €24.00 *Iittala - Mariskooli Bowl Iittala - Mariskooli Bowl 155 mm, matt €59.90 *
Armi Ratia - Designer

Design Icon

The trained textile designer Armi Ratia founded the world-leading fashion and textile company Marimekko in 1951. She counts to the first women that became entrepreneurs in that time.

After Armi Ratia worked as advertisements writer, where she supported her husband Viljo Ratia in the company Printex Oy, she founded the textile company Marimekko, whose start was celebrated with a (meanwhile legendary) fashion show.

Marimekko Philosophy

The philosophy behind Marimekko is based on three lines, which Ratia already wrote when she was 14, which didn’t lose any of their actuality:

”There is only one duty - beauty.
There is only one reality - dream.
There is only one power - love.”

Marimekko became one of the leading manufacturers of innovative textiles for fashion and home design under the management of Armi Ratia. She worked with designers that illustrated her philosophy of beauty in common objects and that could express it on a special way.