Marimekko

Tiiliskivi collection
PRE-SPRING 2021

pattern design Armi Ratia, 1952

The Tiiliskivi (brick) pattern was designed by Marimekko’s founder Armi Ratia. The pattern reflects her belief in the simple beauty of everyday life.

fabrics / tissus

Fabrics are sold by the decimetre (1 metre = 10 decimetres). For example, If you need 2.2 m, choose 22 units.
Ce tissu est vendu au décimètre (1 décimètre = 10 centimètres). Si vous souhaitez par exemple acheter 220 cm, commandez 22 unités.

Width / Largeur 145 cm – Printed in Finland

Tiiliskivi 810
100% Linen / Lin
repeat / répétition du motif 73 cm
6.20 > € 5.21  

Tiiliskivi 686
100% Cotton
repeat / répétition du motif 73 cm
4.30 > € 3.61  

cushion covers / blanket
housses de coussin / plaid

blanket / plaid 

130 x 170 cm
55 % Cotton 20 % Wool 25 % Polyester
179 > € 150.36

cushion cover
50 x 50 cm
100 % Cotton
34 > € 28.56

cushion cover
40 x 40 cm
100 % Cotton
SOLD OUT

cushion cover
40 x 40 cm
100 % Cotton
SOLD OUT

bathroom / salle de bain

Tiiliskivi 686
50 x 70 cm
100% Cotton
28 > 23.52 €

Tiiliskivi 686
30 x 50 cm
100% Cotton
17 > 14.28 €

Tiiliskivi 686
30 x 30 cm
100% Cotton
13 > 10.92 €

Tiiliskivi 686

70 x 140 cm 

100% Cotton
59 > 49.56 €

Vilja Pieni Tiiliskivi - 650
H17 x 23 x 10 cm
100% polyamide
+ lining 100% polyamide
60 > 50.40 € 

Tiise Pieni Tiiliskivi - 650
H9 x 18 x 7 cm
100% polyamide
+ lining 100% polyamide
50 > 42 € 

Kaika Pieni Tiiliskivi - 650
H14 x 21 cm
100% polyamide
+ lining 100% polyamide
28 > 23.52 € 

dress your table
art de la table

Tiiliskivi - 660
coffee cup 2dl
19 > 15.96 €

Tiiliskivi - 660
mug 2.5 dl
21 > 17.64 €

Tiiliskivi - 660
plate 15 x 12 cm
20 > 16.80 €

Tiiliskivi - 660
teapot 7dl
89 > 74.76 €

tray / plateau
32 x 32 cm
plywood / contreplaqué
42 > 35.28 €

table cloth / nappe
280 x 156 cm
Recycled Cotton
SOLD OUT

runner / chemin de table
47 x 150 cm
56 % Linen 44 % Cotton
62 > 52.08 €

placemat / set de table
47 x 36 cm
56 % Linen 44 % Cotton
25 > 21 €

Armi Ratia

Armi Ratia (1912-1979) was born in Pälkjärvi in Karelia - now part of Russia. Her father owned a small grocery store and her mother worked as a grade school teacher. She studied in Helsinki and graduated as a textile designer in 1935. That same year, she got married to Viljo Ratia.

In 1949, Armi took the first steps to creating Marimekko. She joined Printex, her husband's oilcloth and print fabric company, and she started buying exceptionally colourful and bold patterns for the company. Marimekko was founded two years later, when Armi and Viljo began making clothes from Printex's unique fabrics. For a nation struggling with scarcity and greyness after the Second World War, Marimekko was a welcome source of colour and joy.

At Marimekko, Armi Ratia was a textile artist, managing director, creative director, wizard of words, publicity guru, and wellspring of inspiration. She had an incredible ability to decipher the mood of the times and sense future trends. She also had a genius for recognising talent and finding ways to realise even the wildest, most imaginative ideas.

Even today, Marimekko's success owes much to Armi's ideas. She was a trailblazer who made Marimekko a way of life, an attitude, a phenomenon embracing the everyday and the extraordinary.