In 1972, with minimalist Scandinavian design on the rise, Randi Voll opened the shop Unikko in Trondheim. Named after what later became Marimekko’s most iconic print, the shop was part of the extended Marimekko family at an early stage, giving Norwegians rare access to the popular Finnish design. Current owner and manager Wibeke Krohn remembers clearly what it felt like having Unikko in town. “As a young student in Trondheim, I went to Unikko to get my hands on a special tricot sweater,” Krohn recalls and laughs. “I also remember meeting the founder, Randi, who’s still going strong in the shop having turned 70.”

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