Marimekko Designer to Answer Questions During Grand Opening Today on Newbury
Marimekko, a Finnish textile and design company known for its original prints and bright colors when it comes to home decor, clothing, bags, accessories and fabrics opens today on 140 Newbury St.
This will be the third US store, and customers can ask questions directly to designer Aino-Maija Metsola, who will be on hand from noon - 1 p.m. for the grand opening.
The store also has a line-up of events planned throughout the week, including Thursday when you can purchase fabric and have it framed on-site, and treats from Georgetown Cupcakes on Saturday.
"The two-story store in Boston is located in an area popular with students and faculty of some of the United States’ leading universities, such as Harvard and MIT," said Marimekko’s President and CEO Mika Ihamuotila. "The success of our store in nearby Cambridge has also encouraged us to make this new opening. I believe that succeeding in these three influential environments could give us the wherewithal to raise our profile considerably and to increase the attractiveness of our brand in the United States.”
The company also has stores planned for Palo Alto in Silicon Valley in September or October, and one in Beverly Hills will open toward the end of the year.
Thursday, August 9th from Noon-2PM: Purchase any fabric and The Back Bay Framery will be onsite to turn your prints in to canvas stretched art! Enjoy your favorite Marimekko patterns throughout your homes, or get one as a gift! Perfect for a college dorm or first home!
Friday, August 10th from Noon-1PM: President and Executive Director of the Back Bay Association, Meg Mainzer-Cohen, will be in-store to discuss the History of Newbury Street and the Back Bay neighborhood. Ask her questions and learn about the wonderful, historic area we now all call home!
Saturday, August 11th starting at Noon: Cakes, Cakes, CAKES! Enjoy treats from our neighbor Georgetown Cupcakes and check out the fabric cakes created by our team in Helsinki. Customers will be able to vote on their favorite Marimekko cake in-store for a chance to win a $100 Marimekko gift card!
Sunday, August 12th from Noon-1PM: From Finland with Love: Design Research and Marimekko. Join independent curator and textiles, fashion, and design history researcher Susan Ward, in-store for an exploration of the history of Marimekko in the United States, and the instrumental role Design Research played in bringing the Finnish design company to the States. Susan will also share a few favorite vintage pieces from her collection.