Nordic Heritage Museum is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Marimekko, With Love, opening March 10, 2017. Marimekko, With Love offers a retrospective look at the company’s mid-century origins and the role Marimekko played in shaping a new aesthetic and approach to living through fashion and design. Founded in 1951 by visionary designer Armi Ratia and her husband Viljo, Marimekko not only sparked an international revolution in post-WWII pattern and textile production, but also embodied a new philosophy based on the power of design in everyday life. Marimekko was “a cultural phenomenon guiding the quality of living,” Ratia said in 1962. This exhibition draws together landmark Marimekko fabrics and fashions created by pioneering designers under Ratia’s leadership from the 1950s to the 1970s, as well a breadth of archival material highlighting the personal stories and social relationships at the heart of the company’s international impact. Moving between individual vision and encompassing visual enterprise, Marimekko, With Love traces an emerging style reflected in fashion and fabrics, complemented by rich documentary materials that tell the story of Marimekko’s early evolution and global influence. The Member Preview will be March 9, 2017 at 6pm, and the exhibition will be on view through July 9, 2017. Marimekko, With Love was organized by the Textile Museum of Canada.