The Textile Museum of Canada is the only Canadian museum exclusively focused on collecting, exhibiting and documenting textiles from around the world. In 2013, the museum curated an important- touring exhibition, Marimekko with Love, a showcase of Marimekko designs and the individuals who were the core of the company’s formative years.
Marimekko was introduced to Canadian and international audiences in 1959 by architect, interior and industrial designer Janis Kravis in his groundbreaking contemporary Finnish design studio, Karelia. Kravis developed a close relationship with Marimekko’s founder and visionary designer, Armi Ratia and the objects in the exhibition are primarily drawn from Karelia’s collections and archives.
Concrete worked closely with the Textile Museum of Canada’s curatorial team to design a companion book that documents the retrospective look at the iconic company’s origins. The book was also intended as a sales tool bring sell the exhibition to other museums.