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Marimekko’s Tiiliskivi double duvet cover features a simple, black and white grid pattern designed by Armi Ratia in 1952. Timeless Tiiliskivi is perfect for minimalist interiors and creates an intriguing contrast with rich and colourful patterns. The black and white duvet cover is made of closely woven cotton percale, and it measures 240 cm x 220 cm.

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Tiiliskivi double duvet cover 240 x 220 cm

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Material
100% cotton
Colour
Black, white
Length
220 cm
Width
240 cm
Care instructions
Machine wash in 60 °C. Max. shrinkage 5%.

Armi Ratia

Armi Ratia (1912-1979) was a textile artist, the founder of Marimekko and one of the most famous Finnish entrepreneurs. She was the CEO of Marimekko until 1969 and again 1971 onwards. Ratia studied textile design in Helsinki and graduated in 1935. After graduating she founded her first enterprise, a weaving mill in Vyborg. In 1939 she had to leave the weaving mill as she moved to Helsinki together with her husband Viljo Ratia.

Marimekko's story can be said to have started when Armi Ratia joined Printex, a manufacturer of oilcloths and print fabric owned by Viljo Ratia. She began to acquire bold and colorful patterns for printing. Two years later Marimekko was born.

In the early days of Marimekko, Ratia sketched clothes and patterns on fabrics herself as well, but later on got more interested in marketing. She created the vision for Marimekko and found talented artists to implement it.

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