Marimekko and Bukowskis – The Artists Who Shaped Us

This year, Marimekko celebrates its 70th anniversary. In a special collaboration with highly regarded auction house Bukowskis, we honor the seven decades of creativity by revisiting some of the artists who helped shape our design language over the years. 

“Marimekko is one of the most creative and appreciated design houses in the Nordic countries, world-renowned for its unique patterns and progressive collaborations with contemporary designers and artists. Bukowskis is therefore very excited to present this dynamic online auction that includes unique and rare collectibles,” says Sara Bourke, PR & Brand director of Bukowskis. “Marimekko design is one of the most sought after on the secondary market, with a vivid history, it has attracted collectors from all over the world during the last 70 years.”

A collaboration between Marimekko and auction house Bukowskis, ‘The Artists Who Shaped Us’ online auction contains artworks, furniture, and textiles from some of the most prominent artists and creatives from Finland and Sweden who have worked with Marimekko throughout our 70-year history. The carefully hand-picked selection of items also includes iconic vintage Marimekko dresses from different decades. The online auction takes place 10–19 September 2021 at

We asked Bukowskis to guide us through the steps of investing in vintage fashion and unique art pieces. Find a few things you should consider before starting the treasure hunt: