Marimekko has closed and re-organized its design team after the owner change. Samu-Jussi Koski, the beloved Marimekko fashion designer, and Minna Kemell-Kutvonen, who has worked for Marimekko for a long time, have chosen to become artistic directors of the design team.
Koski, 32, and Kemell-Kutvonen, 39, will be in charge of artistic and design strategy of Marimekko. Their tasks include coordinating design of product lines and supporting designers. Koski will hold the reins of fashion and clothing, Kemell-Kutvonen of interior products.
Samu-Jussi Koski has worked as a fashion designer for Marimekko since 2004. He graduated a fashion designer from the Design Institute of the Lahti University of Applied Sciences in 2001. He is currently taking a post-graduate degree at Polimoda Institute in Florence, Italy.
Minna Kemell-Kutvonen has worked for Marimekko in various positions since 1992. She has worked as a store manager and as a manager of collection team of Marimekko’s interior products. She graduated MA at the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 2005. She has previously also studied design at Kuopio Academy of Design at Savonia University of Applied Sciences. She graduated in 1992
By HL / Photos by Marimekko