BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconic Finnish design and fashion house Marimekko is pleased to announce a partnership with Dwell on Design (DOD) – America's largest modern design event. Curated by the editors of Dwell Magazine, DOD is a celebration of design ideas, innovations and inspiration that speaks straight to the heart of Marimekko – the desire to create strong, contemporary aesthetic experiences for every moment in life.
The partnership kicks off with a cocktail event at Marimekko's celebrated West Coast Flagship and Showroom in Beverly Hills. The evening will feature Dwell Magazine Editor in Chief, Amanda Dameron, in a lively look at the role Marimekko has played in making avant-garde modern design part of the vernacular since the 1950s.
"We are so pleased to partner with Dwell in this seminal design event," says Lynn Shanahan, President, Marimekko North America. "I can't think of a better way to showcase the continuing impact Marimekko provides the worlds of home decor and fashion design."
The cocktail event will be held Thursday, June 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 to herald Dwell on Design, which runs from June 21st to June 23rd at the Los Angeles Convention Center. With more than 400 exhibitors, 200 speakers, 2,000 products and an expected 30,000 attendees, Dwell on Design illustrates how design has come to inform every aspect of life today. Experience Marimekko at the event by visiting the Designer Lounge inside the convention center, where attendees will be able to come relax in the colorful world of Marimekko fabrics, ceramics, and home decor items.
Marimekko is a Finnish textile and clothing design company renowned for its original prints and colours. The company designs and manufactures high-quality interior decoration items ranging from furnishing fabrics to tableware as well as clothing, bags and other accessories. When Marimekko was founded in 1951, its unparalleled printed fabrics gave it a strong and unique identity. Marimekko products are sold in approximately 40 countries. In 2012, brand sales of Marimekko products worldwide amounted to approximately EUR 187 million and the company's net sales were EUR 88 million. The number of Marimekko stores totalled 108 at the year end. The key markets are North America, Northern Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The Group employs around 500 people. The company's share is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. www.marimekko.com
Dwell on Design (DOD), June 21-23, 2013 is America's largest modern design event attracting more than 30,000 attendees during Dwell Design Week in Los Angeles, CA (June 14-23, 2013). The event, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center and produced by Dwell magazine, showcases new design ideas, products, and services in conjunction with world-class design speakers, exhibitions, & home tours. More than 400+ national and international exhibitors across all home design categories participate and over 200+ design leaders will present this year including distinguished keynote speaker Michael Graves. Participating organizations include the Getty Conservation Institute, MOCA, A+D Museum, Hammer Museum, & Architecture for Humanity. Dwell on Design's partner this year is The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). The Presenting Auto sponsor is The Lincoln Motor Company, and the Dwell Design Partner is jcpenney.