Collection by Miyoko Ohtake

Marimekko at Crate & Barrel

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This week, Marimekko launched its fourth and fifth shops at Crate & Barrel in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The two companies have collaborated for four decades so it makes sense that Marimekko is growing its North American retail presence by launching small shops within existing Crate & Barrel stores. The first shop-in-a-shop opened in SoHo last fall and since then, the company has launched another store in New York City and one in Chicago. On Thursday, we made our way to San Francisco's Union Square shopping district for this city's new Marimekko boutique.

The new shops feature an array of Crate & Barrel-exclusive bedding and bathroom products made with Marimekko textiles...
This tabletop display features mugs with Marimekko's iconic Unikko pattern designed by Maija Isola in 1964 as well...
The three-level Crate & Barrel was draped with bright banners made of colorful Marimekko fabrics.
The Marimekko shop-in-a-shop is located on the second floor of the downtown San Francisco Crate & barrel.
Displayed between a mug featuring Miina Äkkijyrkkä's Iltavilli design with a young calf and a bowl with Maija...
The shop sells water-resistant, draping, and seasonal cotton fabrics by the yard.
At the opening, a craft table was set up for making necklaces with fabric scraps.
The word surrur represents the sound of a sewing machine.
Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi designed the Iloinen takki (Happy Coat) in 1960.
One wall at the shop features images of artists working at the Marimekko House in Helsinki, where the fabrics are...
Marimekko plans to open 17 more shops at Crate & Barrel stores around the country within the next three years.
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