Crate and Barrel's newest addition is a shop-in-shop at their SoHo location featuring products by Finnish textile and design house Marimekko. While they have been partners since the 1960's, their product offerings have expanded and are conveniently located in one spot. At the shop's opening last week, people were ogling at the brightly colored textiles, and snapping up tumblers, tea pots, bedding, and more.
Crate and Barrel founders Carole and Gordon Segal discovered Marimekko on a 1960's trip to Copenhagen. "From Crate and Barrel's earliest days in the 60s, Marimekko has been a vital and vibrant presence in our stores and in our lives," says CEO Barbara Turf.
Marimekko's items range from furnishing fabrics to tableware as well as clothing, bags, jewelry and other accessories. Their textiles reflect playful florals, geometric patterns, and bold colors.
Kiss-lock wallets in some the Finnish design house's signature prints.
"We're really celebrating the 'small moments' by creating beautiful objects that have a place in your every day life," says Crate and Barrel's Victoria Lang.
These cups printed with retro-inspired graphics reflect Marimekko's strong graphic identity.
Decorative teapots ($79), cups ($19), and serving bowls ($49) come in a variety of patterns.
Plates and napkins with printed with periwinkle-blue poppies.
A lounge chair upholstered in Marimekko fabric.
At the upholstery shop, customers can select fabrics for custom projects.
The fabrics are available in an array of colors and patterns.
Cocktail napkins get the same attention to design as the other objects in the shop.
For design buffs, there are a couple monographs detailing Marimekko's history and philosophy.