Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Marimekko wants more of a US presence, and that can only mean good things for the city's supply of colorful Scandinavian shower curtains. The Finnish company is opening a showroom in Manhattan sometime this month, but more importantly, they're planning a 1775-square-foot store within a store inside Soho's Crate & Barrel. This won't Marimekko's first New York location—they've got a concept shop on 73rd and Third Avenue—but it will definitely increase their profile with downtown shoppers. Look for the space to open sometime in mid-October, and for it to be followed by more collaborations between the two home furnishing giants.
· Marimekko Expands in US Market [Apartment Therapy]
· Leading Finnish Design House Marimekko Sets Foundation for Stronger Presence in the US [PRNewswire]