The annual four-day showcase brings together luminaries in the worlds of fashion, interior design and architecture. "We are incredibly pleased to be supporting DIFFA once again through our participation at this wonderful event," says Lynn Shanahan, President, Marimekko North America. "We had such a positive experience last year and look forward to celebrating the contributions of the design and architectural industries while being involved with such an important cause."
Building on an over 60-year heritage of bold textile, fashion and home design, Marimekko will partner with Studios Architecture on a table inspired by their own Weather Diary collection Comprising fabrics, tableware and kitchen accessories among others, the new collection features a palette of prints, painted by Marimekko designer Aino-Maija Metsola , embodying the whole range of autumnal weather patterns. Marimekko's table will be showcased at the Gala Dinner, which kicks-off the 4-day long DINING BY DESIGN celebration on March 21st, 2013. It will also be on display during the public viewing from March 21st – March 24th, held in conjunction with the Architectural Digest Home Show at Pier 94 (12th Avenue at 55th Street).
Marimekko is a Finnish textile and clothing Design Company renowned for its original prints and colors. The company designs and manufactures high-quality interior decoration items ranging from furnishing to 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 totaled 108 at the year end. The key markets are North America, Northern Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The Group employs around 500 people.
Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS is one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the United States. Since being founded in 1984, DIFFA has mobilized the immense resources of the design communities to provide over $40 million to hundreds of AIDS service organizations nationwide. For more than 28 years, DIFFA has been one of the country's largest supporters of both direct cares for people living with AIDS and preventative education for those at risk.
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