Finnish design house Marimekko and modern luxury brand Mansur Gavriel are pleased to announce a limited-edition capsule collection combining Mansur Gavriel’s knowledge in quality crafstmanship with Marimekko’s art of printmaking. Drawing inspiration from art as well as nature’s shapes and forms, the capsule merges some of the most iconic bag styles of Mansur Gavriel and two bold Marimekko prints designed by Maija Isola and Annika Rimala in the 1960s.
With the perfect long-lasting summer staples for life in the city and beyond, the Marimekko x Mansur Gavriel collection features four bags in total. The fabrics of the collection have been printed at Marimekko’s own textile printing factory in Helsinki and then manufactured in a small family-run factory in Italy, where each product is crafted with love and care.
“We are both long time fans of Marimekko. Rachel has a degree in textile design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and studied abroad at the Danmarks Designskole her junior year, focusing on the history of Scandinavian textile design, as well as creating original textile prints while there. It is very exciting to create a product with an influential brand that we both admire. We are strong colorists, and we love how color is a dominant element in both Marimekko and Mansur Gavriel. Both brands look to nature as inspiration, and have a minimal, graphic approach to playfulness.”
say Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, Founders of MG
“This capsule represents summer joy, and we couldn’t be happier to present this collaboration collection with Mansur Gavriel. Maija Isola’s iconic Mansikkavuoret (strawberry mountains) and Annika Rimala’s Suomu(fish scales) make a delicious, dream-like combination with Mansur Gavriel’s most classic bag shapes – the tote and the bucket bag. The opportunity to collaborate with Mansur Gavriel felt really natural: together, we share an enthusiasm for art and the surrounding nature, and of course a love of colors and shapes. This collaboration is the perfect example that timeless, high-quality design that brings joy to people’s everyday lives doesn’t have to be neutral.”says Rebekka Bay, Creative Director of Marimekko